Hermosa Soberana

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Hermosa Soberana
English: Beautiful and Sovereign

National anthem of  Nicaragua
Music Alejandro Cousin
Adopted 1893
Relinquished 1910

Hermosa Soberana (Spanish for Beautiful and Sovereign) was the national anthem of Nicaragua from 1893 until 1910.

The anthem was dedicated to General José Santos Zelaya, and it was adopted as the national anthem in September 1893. The music was composed by Alejandro Cousin (a son-in-law of General Santos), who also composed the 1889-1893 national anthem. The author is not exactly known, but probably it was written by one of the following three poets: Rubén Darío, Santiago Argüello or Manuel Maldonado. Although replaced in 1910, "Hermosa Soberana" is still popular as a patriotic song.[1]

After the failure of last liberal revolution in 1910, this anthem was replaced by a more peaceful-like Salve a ti, Nicaragua in accordance with the peace spirit of a country that had just ended a series of civil wars.

Lyrics (in Spanish)[edit]

Hermosa Soberana

|: Hermosa Soberana
Cual Sultana
Nicaragua, de sus lagos
Al rumor, al rumor,
Ve a sus hijos denodados
Los Soldados del honor :|
Siempre libre y hechicera
Siempre libre y hechicera
Su bandera, su bandera
Ve flotar.
Y apacible se reclina
Cual ondina de la mar.
Siempre libre y hechicera
Siempre libre y hechicera
Su bandera, su bandera
Ve flotar.
Y orgullosa cual deidad, cual deidad
Muestra altiva el noble pecho
En defensa del derecho
Y su Santa Libertad.

English translation[edit]

Beautiful Sovereign

Beautiful Sovereign
As a Queen,
Nicaragua, from her lakes
Hear the murmur, hear the murmur,
See her indefatigable children
The soldiers of honour (repeat)
Forever free and inspired
Forever free and inspired
Her banner, her banner
See it waving.
And calmly she rises
As a gentle wave on the sea.
Forever free and inspired
Forever free and inspired
Her banner, her banner
See it waving.
And proud as a deity, as a deity,
She rises her chest
In defence of her right
And her holy liberty.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nicaragua National Anthem (1893-1910)". Retrieved 2008-10-05. 

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