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Fly, Gay Freedom

[ Giuseppe Verdi, "Va', Pensiero" - in Nabucco ]

Fly, gay freedom, upon wings all golden:

Fly across ev'ry plain and hill and mountain.

Near to our hearts now come and so gently remain,

Taking up thy sweet rest in our gay spirit again.

 

From the seas to highest peaks forever bravely soar;

From the gulf to the great lakes go wandering tirelessly.

Oh, my country, so fair, yet us you still ignore;

But remember:  our gay freedom burns bright also in thee.

 

Open our mighty nation's justful arms even to us!

We, gay citizens, do love you so dearly.

Let the mem'ries of freedom now arise to uplift us;

Let those dreams of revolution now be reborn.

 

As we cry with gay tears of lamentation,

We await that great day of liberation.

 

Fly, gay freedom, upon wings all golden;

While your many-hued radiance shines, proudly we sing:

May true justice prevail, and may gay freedom ring!

May true justice prevail, and may gay freedom ring!

 

Let gay freedom ring!

Let gay freedom ring!

Let gay freedom ring!

Let gay freedom ring!