March of the Malvinas


March of the Malvinas

The Marcha de las Malvinas (March of the Malvinas) is a patriotic anthem of Argentina. It is sung in demonstrations to assert Argentina sovereignty claims over the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas) and was prominently broadcast by the military government-controlled media during the Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas/Guerra del Atlántico Sur). On March 3, 1948, it was premiered by the Argentine National Symphony Orchestra.

The lyrics were written by the Argentine poet Carlos Obligado and the music was composed by José Tieri. They won a 1939 contest organised by the Junta de Recuperación de las Malvinas (Malvinas Recovery Commission).

Lyrics

Spanish lyrics English translation
¡Tras su manto de neblinas,

no las hemos de olvidar!
¡Las Malvinas, argentinas!
clama el viento y ruge el mar.

Behind their misty quilt

we will not forget them!
Argentine Malvinas!
cries out the wind and roars the sea.

Ni de aquellos horizontes

Nuestra enseña han de arrancar,
pues su blanco está en los montes
Y en su azul se tiñe el mar.

From those horizons

our ensign will not be ripped either
as its white is on the hills
and the sea is tinted on its blue

Por ausente, por vencido

bajo extraño pabellón,
ningún suelo más querido
de la Patria en la extensión.

Absent and defeated

under an alien banner,
no land is more beloved
on the whole Fatherland.

¿Quién nos habla aquí de olvido,

de renuncia, de perdón?
¡Ningún suelo más querido
de la Patria en la extensión!

Who is talking here of neglect,

of renouncement, of forgiveness?
no land is more beloved
on the whole Fatherland

¡Rompa el manto de neblinas,

como un sol, nuestro ideal;
Las Malvinas, argentinas
en dominio ya inmortal!

Do break the quilt of mist

as a sun, ideal of ours;
Argentine Malvinas
under an already immortal dominion!

Y ante el sol de nuestro emblema.

Pura, nítida y triunfal,
brille, ¡oh Patria!, en tu diadema
la perdida perla austral.

And facing the sun of our flag,

pure, distinct and victorious
shalt it shine O Fatherland! in your crown
the lost Southern pearl.

Coro

¡Para honor de nuestro emblema,
para orgullo nacional,
brille, ¡oh Patria!, en tu diadema
la Argentina perla austral!

Chorus

To honor our flag,
for the national pride,
shalt it shine O Fatherland! in your crown
the argentinian Southern pearl.

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