The Irish National Anthem

What is the Irish National Anthem?

The Irish National Anthem


We'll sing a song, a soldier's song,
With cheering rousing chorus,
As round our blazing fires we throng,
The starry heavens o'er us;

Impatient for the coming fight,
And as we wait the morning's light,
Here in the silence of the night,
We'll chant a soldier's song.


Chorus:

Soldiers are we
whose lives are pledged to Ireland;
Some have come
from a land beyond the wave.
Sworn to be free,
No more our ancient sire land
Shall shelter the despot or the slave.
tonight we man the gap of danger
In Erin's cause, come woe or weal
'Mid cannons' roar and rifles peal,
We'll chant a soldier's song.


In valley green, on towering crag,
Our fathers fought before us,
And conquered 'neath the same old flag
That's proudly floating o'er us.
We're children of a fighting race,
That never yet has known disgrace,
And as we march, the foe to face,
We'll chant a soldier's song.


So chant a soldier's song.

What is the Irish national anthem

Amhrán na bhFiann, the irish name of the Irish national anthem. The song was originally called the soldier song when it was written in 1907. The songs composers were Peadar Kearney and Patrick Heeney. The song was written to stop/avoid controversy, and keep peace after the civil war.

The song speaks of how the would do anything for there country, and stay at peace. The song represents the soldiers and how they want nothing but the best for the nation. Some thought the anthem wasn't a good anthem and wanted to change it. Copyright law changed in 1959, such that the government had to reacquire copyright laws in 1965, for $2,500.

(New Paragraph)The nation likes the anthem but like said before people tried to change it but didn't succeed. Governor-General James McNeil refused to attend a public function in Trinity College when he learned that the university intended to play "God Save The King" rather than "The Soldiers' Song" during his visit. The Army band established the practice of playing only the chorus of the song as the Anthem, because the longer version was discouraging audiences from singing along. National Anthems come about, not because of the suitability of the particular words or notes, but because they are adopted generally by the nation, which is how the Soldiers' Song became a National Anthem in this country.