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National Anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan


The Council of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic carried out a decision on the development of the national anthem of the Republic on January 30, 1920 and for this purpose, the Ministry of National Education declared a competition. But the collapse of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic on April 28, 1920 prevented to adopt the National Anthem of Azerbaijan.

The Parliament approved a law "On the National Anthem of the Azerbaijan Republic" on May 27, 1992. According to the law, the "March of Azerbaijan", created by prominent composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov and poet Ahmed Javad in 1919 was approved as the national anthem of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Uzeyir Hajibeyli. The national anthem (notes)

Composer: Uzeyir Hajibeyov
Text: Ahmed Javad

Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan!
The heroic patriotic glorious land!
To die for you we are glad and we are ready!
If there is need to shed blood
We are too ready!
With three color banner live happily!
Sacrifices too many done,
Every soldier to front has gone!
When your chest was field of battle!
Come back as a heroic son!
Let me see you flourish,
Let your enemies perish!
I love you, my dear land
Be mightier we do wish!
To safeguard your sacred land,
To hold high your honored flag,
All the youngsters are too glad!
Glorious land, glorious land!
Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan!