Italy National Anthem Lyrics and Youtube Video

Italy-national-anthem-lyrics-and-youtube-videoItaly national anthem was written in 1847, the lyrics by Goffredo Mameli, a young poet. As such, the song is often known as L’Inno di Mameli (Mameli’s Hymn). Beginning in 1861, when Italy became a united nation, the song was known as the “March of the House of Savoy” and it became the official Anthem in 1947 when Italy finally was proclaimed a Republic.

There are different versions of how Mameli actually came to write the anthem. One reports that Mameli took the anthem to the musician Michele Novaro a friend, who lived in Turin. Novaro composed the music, and Mameli returned to Genoa where he presented words and music to his friends. Shortly thereafter, “Fratelli D’Italia” was played for the first time, at a popular assembly. The tune gained popularity throughout the peninsula, in defiance of the Austrian, Bourbon and Papal police.

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Italy National Anthem Lyrics

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Inno di Mameli

(Hymn of Mameli)

Italian Lyrics

Fratelli d’Italia,
L’Italia s’è desta;
Dell’elmo di Scipio
S’è cinta la testa.
Dov’è la Vittoria?
Le porga la chioma;
Ché schiava di Roma
Iddio la creò.
Stringiamoci a coorte!
Siam pronti alla morte;
Siam pronti alla morte;
L’Italia chiamò.

Noi siamo da secoli
Calpesti, derisi,
Perché non siam popolo,
Perché siam divisi.
Raccolgaci un’unica
Bandiera, una speme:
Di fonderci insieme
Già l’ora suonò.

Stringiamoci a coorte!
Siam pronti alla morte;
Siam pronti alla morte;
L’Italia chiamò.

Uniamoci, amiamoci;
l’Unione e l’amore
Rivelano ai Popoli
Le vie del Signore.
Giuriamo far libero
Il suolo natio:
Uniti, per Dio,
Chi vincer ci può?

Stringiamoci a coorte!
Siam pronti alla morte;
Siam pronti alla morte;
L’Italia chiamò.

Dall’Alpi a Sicilia,
Dovunque è Legnano;
Ogn’uom di Ferruccio
Ha il core e la mano;
I bimbi d’Italia
Si chiaman Balilla;
Il suon d’ogni squilla
I Vespri suonò.

Stringiamoci a coorte!
Siam pronti alla morte;
Siam pronti alla morte;
L’Italia chiamò.

Son giunchi che piegano
Le spade vendute;
Già l’Aquila d’Austria
Le penne ha perdute.
Il sangue d’Italia,
Il sangue Polacco,
Bevé col Cosacco,
Ma il cor le bruciò.

Stringiamoci a coorte!
Siam pronti alla morte;
Siam pronti alla morte;
L’Italia chiamò.

English Lyrics

Brothers of Italy,
Italy has awoken,
With Scipio’s helmet
Binding her head.
Where is Victory?
Let her bow down,
For God has made her
Rome’s slave.
Let us join in cohort,
We are ready to die!
We are ready to die!
Italy has called!

We were for centuries
Downtrodden and derided,
Because we are not one people,
Because we are divided.
Let one flag, one hope
Gather us all.
The hour has struck
For us to join together!

Let us join in cohort,
We are ready to die!
We are ready to die!
Italy has called!

Let us unite and love one another;
Union and love
Show the people
The way of the Lord
Let us swear to free
Our native soil;
United under God,
Who can defeat us?

Let us join in cohort,
We are ready to die!
We are ready to die!
Italy has called!

From the Alps to Sicily,
Legnano is everywhere;
Every man has the heart
And hand of Ferruccio
The children of Italy
Are all called Balilla;
Every trumpet blast
Sounds the Vespers.

Let us join in cohort,
We are ready to die!
We are ready to die!
Italy has called!

Mercenary swords,
They’re feeble reeds.
The Austrian eagle
Has already lost its plumes.
The blood of Italy
And the Polish blood
It drank, along with the Cossack,
But it burned her heart.

Let us join in cohort,
We are ready to die!
We are ready to die!
Italy has called!