Wednesday, 7 October 2015

National Anthems of Singapore (Past to Present)

From Colonial to Independence National Anthems of Singapore

From Colonial period to Japanese Occupation to Merger and till Independence , Singapore has 4 National Anthems.

Singapore's National Anthem when during Colonial Rule of British (1819-1942 & 1945-1962)

During our Colonial period of Singapore when we were once under the British , the National Anthem at that time was  : God Save the Queen

the below is a link to some details of it
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_Save_the_Queen

God Save the Queen , Lyrics
followed next will be the Lyrics
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/u/uks+national+anthem/god+save+the+queen_20983467.html

God save our gracious Queen
Long live our noble Queen
God save the Queen
Send her victorious
Happy and glorious
Long to reign over us
God save the Queen

O Lord our God arise
Scatter her enemies
And make them fall
Confound their politics
Frustrate their knavish tricks
On Thee our hopes we fix
God save us all

Thy choicest gifts in store
On her be pleased to pour
Long may she reign
May she defend our laws
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save the Queen

Not in this land alone
But be God's mercies known
From shore to shore
Lord make the nations see
That men should brothers be
And form one family
The wide world over

From every latent foe
From the assassins blow
God save the Queen
O'er her thine arm extend
For Britain's sake defend
Our mother, prince, and friend
God save the Queen

Lord grant that Marshal Wade
May by thy mighty aid
Victory bring
May he sedition hush
And like a torrent rush
Rebellious Scots to crush
God save the King

https://youtu.be/tN9EC3Gy6Nk


When Singapore was Syonan-to (昭南島) (Light of the South) National Anthem (1942-1945)

Next comes to when Singapore was Syonan-to (昭南島) (Light of the South)
this was the Japanese occupation period when we came under the Japanese and were made to sing Japanese National Anthem which was : "Kimigayo" (君が代)  at that point of time

you may want to click the link on  "Kimigayo" (君が代) 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimigayo

 "Kimigayo" (君が代)   Lyrics
the below is the lyrics
http://lyricstranslate.com/en/japanese-national-anthem-kimigayo-%E5%90%9B%E3%81%8C%E4%BB%A3-japanese-national-anthem-emperors-reign.html

OfficialKana (Hiragana)RōmajiEnglish translation
君が代は
千代に八千代に
さざれ(細)石の
いわお(巌)となりて
こけ(苔)の生すまで
きみがよは
ちよにやちよに
さざれいしの
いわおとなりて
こけのむすまで
Kimigayo wa
Chiyo ni yachiyo ni
Sazare-ishi no
Iwao to narite
Koke no musu made
May your reign
Continue for a thousand, eight thousand generations,
Until the pebbles
Grow into boulders
Lush with moss
Poetic English translation by English professor Basil Hall Chamberlain
Thousands of years of happy reign be thine;
Rule on, my lord, until what are pebbles now
By ages united to mighty rocks shall grow
Whose venerable sides the moss doth line.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29FFHC2D12Q


The Malaysia Federation ( 1962-1965)

Next was during the period of time when Singapore was in a merger with Malaysia.
we had a short merger with Malaysia until they kicked us out

when first merged, the national anthem back then was :  Malaysia Forever
you may want to click the link for some information
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_Forever


Malaysia Forever Lyrics

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcOR5Yp_oik


Singapore an Independent Country 1965 - Present

Finally came the time after the break with Malaysia and Singapore became an independent country left on it's own by itself

At this point of time, our very own unique national anthem was  :  Majulah Singapura
It basically meant , English: Onward Singapore; Chinese: 前进吧,新加坡; Tamil: முன்னேறட்டும் சிங்கப்பூர்

click the below link for information
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majulah_Singapura

Majulah Singapura Lyrics

Original Malay lyrics and official translations

MalayEnglish
Mari kita rakyat Singapura
Sama-sama menuju bahagia
Cita-cita kita yang mulia
Berjaya Singapura
Marilah kita bersatu
Dengan semangat yang baru
Semua kita berseru
Majulah Singapura
Majulah Singapura
Marilah kita bersatu
Dengan semangat yang baru
Semua kita berseru
Majulah Singapura
Majulah Singapura
Come, fellow Singaporeans
Let us progress towards happiness together
May our noble aspiration bring
Singapore success
Come, let us unite
In a new spirit
Together we proclaim
Onward Singapore
Onward Singapore
Come, let us unite
In a new spirit
Together we proclaim
Onward Singapore
Onward Singapore
Mandarin ChineseTamil
来吧,新加坡人民,
让我们共同向幸福迈进;
我们崇高的理想,
要使新加坡成功。
来吧,让我们以新的精神,
团结在一起;
我们齐声欢呼:
前进吧,新加坡!
前进吧,新加坡!
来吧,让我们以新的精神,
团结在一起;
我们齐声欢呼:
前进吧,新加坡!
前进吧,新加坡!
சிங்கப்பூர் மக்கள் நாம்
செல்வோம் மகிழ்வை நோக்கியே
சிங்கப்பூரின் வெற்றிதான்
சிறந்த நம் நாட்டமே
ஒன்றிணைவோம் அனைவரும்
ஓங்கிடும் புத்துணர்வுடன்
முழுங்குவோம் ஒன்றித்தே
முன்னேறட்டும் சிங்கப்பூர்
முன்னேறட்டும் சிங்கப்பூர்
ஒன்றிணைவோம் அனைவரும்
ஓங்கிடும் புத்துணர்வுடன்
முழங்குவோம் ஒன்றித்தே
முன்னேறட்டும் சிங்கப்பூர்
முன்னேறட்டும் சிங்கப்பூர்

Mandarin Chinese and Tamil transliterations

Mandarin ChineseTamil
Lái ba, xīnjiāpō rénmín,
Ràng wǒmen gòngtóng xiàng xìngfú màijìn;
Wǒmen chónggāo de lǐxiǎng,
Yào shǐ xīnjiāpō chénggōng.
Lái ba, ràng wǒmen yǐ xīn de jīngshén,
Tuánjié zài yīqǐ;
Wǒmen qí shēng huānhū:
Qiánjìn ba, xīnjiāpō!
Qiánjìn ba, xīnjiāpō!
Lái ba, ràng wǒmen yǐ xīn de jīngshén,
Tuánjié zài yīqǐ;
Wǒmen qí shēng huānhū:
Qiánjìn ba, xīnjiāpō!
Qiánjìn ba, xīnjiāpō!
Ciṅkappūr makkaḷ nām
Celvom makiḻvai nōkkiyē
Ciṅkappūriṉ veṟṟitāṉ
Ciṟanta nam nāṭṭamē
Oṉṟiṇaivōm aṉaivarum
Ōṅkiṭum puttuṇarvuṭaṉ
Muḻuṅkuvōm oṉṟittē
Muṉṉēṟaṭṭum ciṅkappūr
Muṉṉēṟaṭṭum ciṅkappūr
Oṉṟiṇaivōm aṉaivarum
Ōṅkiṭum puttuṇarvuṭaṉ
Muḻuṅkuvōm oṉṟittē
Muṉṉēṟaṭṭum ciṅkappūr:
Muṉṉēṟaṭṭum ciṅkappūr!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsI7hD-gf-8

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