Song of General Kim Il-sung

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"Song of General Kim Il-sung"
Writer Ri Chan
Composer Kim Won Gyun
Song of General Kim Il-sung
Chosŏn'gŭl 김일성장군의 노래
Hancha 金日成將軍의 노래
Revised Romanization Gim Il-seong Janggunui Norae
McCune–Reischauer Kim Ilsŏng Changgunŭi Norae

"The Song of General Kim Il-sung" is a North Korean marching song composed by Kim Won-gyun in 1946. As a part of an ongoing cult of personality, the song praising Kim Il-sung, North Korea's "Eternal President", who died in 1994, is still widely played in that country.

The first two bars of the song are used as an interval signal on North Korean radio and television. According to North Korean sources, their satellite Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2, supposedly launched in a test on 5 April 2009, is broadcasting this song among other data.[1]

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  1. ^ "Defiant N Korea launches rocket". BBC News. 5 April 2009. 

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