Rule, Britannia!

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Rule, Britannia! es una canción patriótica británica, originaria del poema de James Thomson y musicalizada por Thomas Arne en 1740. Su fama creció con la expansión marítima del Reino Unido y ha perdurado hasta hoy. Suele cantarse en el concierto «Last Night of the Proms», televisado cada verano por la BBC. También acostumbra a cantarse en eventos públicos como botaduras de buques de la Royal Navy o en los partidos de la selección inglesa de fútbol, donde a menudo resuena su verso más popular, «Rule, Britannia! Britannia rule the waves. Britons never never never will be slaves».

El poema[editar]

«Rule, Britannia!»
Una copia dañada de una grabación en cilindro fonográfico realizada por Albert Farrington en 1914 para Edison Records.

When Britain first at Heav'n's command
Arose from out the azure main;
This was the charter of the land,
And guardian angels sang this strain;
Rule, Britannia! Britannia, rule the waves:
Britons never never never will be slaves.
The nations not so blest as thee,
Shall in their turns to tyrants fall;
While thou shalt flourish great and free,
The dread and envy of them all.
Rule, Britannia! Britannia, rule the waves:
Britons never never never will be slaves.
Still more majestic shalt thou rise,
More dreadful from each foreign stroke;
As the loud blast that tears the skies,
Serves but to root thy native oak.
Rule, Britannia! Britannia, rule the waves:
Britons never never never will be slaves.
Thee haughty tyrants ne'er shall tame,
All their attempts to bend thee down
Will but arouse thy generous flame;
But work their woe, and thy renown.
Rule, Britannia! Britannia, rule the waves:
Britons never never never will be slaves.
To thee belongs the rural reign;
Thy cities shall with commerce shine;
All thine shall be the subject main,
And every shore it circles thine.
Rule, Britannia! Britannia, rule the waves:
Britons never never never will be slaves.
The Muses, still with freedom found,
Shall to thy happy coast repair;
Blest Isle! With matchless beauty crowned,
And manly hearts to guide the fair.
Rule, Britannia! Britannia, rule the waves:
Britons never never never will be slaves.

When Britain first, at Heaven's command Arose from out the azure main, Arose from, arose from out the azure main; This was the charter, the charter of the Land And Guardian Angels sang this strain:

Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves! Britons never, ever, ever shall be slaves. Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves! Britons never, ever, ever shall be slaves.

The nations, not so blest as thee, Must, in their turns, to tyrants fall, Must, in their turns, to tyrants fall; While thou shalt flourish great and free, The dread and envy of them all.

Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves! Britons never, ever, ever shall be slaves. Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves! Britons never, ever, ever shall be slaves.

Still more majestic shalt thou rise, More dreadful from each foreign stroke; More dreadful, dreadful from each foreign stroke. As the loud blast, the blast that tears the skies Serves but to root the native oak.

Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves! Britons never, ever, ever shall be slaves. Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves! Britons never, ever, ever shall be slaves.

Thee haughty tyrants ne'er shall tame; All their attempts to bend thee down; All their, all their attempts to bend thee down. Will but arouse; arouse thy gen'rous flame, But work their woe and their renown.

Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves! Britons never, ever, ever shall be slaves. Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves! Britons never, ever, ever shall be slaves.

The Muses still with Freedom found Shall to thy happy coast repair; Shall to thy happy, happy coast repair. Blest isle with matchless, with matchless beauty crown'd, And manly hearts to guard the fair.

Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves! Britons never, ever, ever shall be slaves. Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves! Britons never, ever, ever shall be slaves.

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