Azerbaijan International

Autumn 1995 (3.3)
Page 77


Azerbaijan's National Anthem

Listen to the Anthem

Today, the National Anthem that Hajibeyov originally composed for the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan in 1918-1920 was re-adopted by the new Republic in 1991. In commemoration of Hajibeyov's 110th Anniversary, we join in celebrating this great composer's memory by publishing here for the first time in the history of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the full piano harmonization of the National Anthem as written by Hajibeyov and arranged by Aydin Azimov.

Lyrics by Ahmad Javad

Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan
Cherished land of valiant sons,
We are ready to give our heart and soul for you.
All of us can give our blood for you.
Live happily with your three colored banner.
Live happily with your three colored banner.
Thousands of souls were sacrificed for you
Your territory became a fighting arena.
Soldiers who deprived themselves of their lives
Each of them became a hero.
May you become a flourishing garden.
We are ready to give our heart and soul for you.
A thousand and one endearments are in my heart.
To raise your banner
And protect your honor
All the youth are eager.
Cherished land. Cherished land.
Azerbaijan! Azerbaijan! Azerbaijan! Azerbaijan!

From Azerbaijan International (3.3) Autumn 1995.
© Azerbaijan International 1995. All rights reserved.

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