Malaysia Forever

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Malaysia Forever is a folk song written by Bobby Gimby in the early 1960s. The title of the song is a rough translation of the Malay phrase, "Hidup Malaysia". It was written to celebrate the formation of Malaysian federation in 1963. Tunku Abdul Rahman, the then Prime Minister of the Federation called the song Malaysia Forever as the unofficial national anthem of Malaysia. The song was recorded in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

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Malaysia Forever is a folk song with a length of 2 minutes sung by the Choir of the Marymount Vocational School in Singapore. On the days before the merger, it was taught to school children prior to merger and became an instant hit when it was broadcast over the air-waves of all parts of Malaysia. The song was broadcast on nationwide radio every National Day until Singapore's expulsion from Malaysia on 9 August 1965 due to political and economical disputes, in which the song quickly lost its popularity among both sides.[1][2]

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Let's get together, Sing a happy song, Malaysia forever, Ten million strong.
Land of the free, Marching as one. Ready to share in every way, So let's get it done -- get it done, get it done.
We're all in the same boat, Steady as you go. Let's pull together, Everybody row -- row, row, row.
It's right, It's the answer ,There's no other way, To be good neighbours, Everyday Malaysia Forever.
Evermore more, United for liberty, Home of the happy people, Just you wait and see -- wait and see, wait and see, wait and see.
Let's get together, Sing a happy song, Malaysia forever, Ten million strong.
We're ready for merger, Let's open the door, To Malaysia forever, Ever more![3]

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