Song of General Kim Il-sung
|"Song of General Kim Il-sung"|
|Composer||Kim Won Gyun|
|Song of General Kim Il-sung|
|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.
- "Defiant N Korea launches rocket". BBC News. 5 April 2009.