Marseillaise
 


Citation

Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, 1760-1836, “Marseillaise,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed June 27, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31716.


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Title

Marseillaise

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. There is lamination-related creasing on the document.

Subject

National songs -- France Folk songs -- United States Liberty -- Songs and music Revolutions -- Songs and music War -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

Chant de Guerre Pour l'Armée du Rhin

Creator

Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, 1760-1836

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

5/2/2007

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Typescript

Transcription

A Hymn of Liberty
Ye sons of Freedom, wake to glory!
Hark! hark! what myriads bid you rise!
Your children, wives, and grandsires hoary,
Behold their tears and hear their cries.
Shall hateful tyrants, mischiefs breeding,
With hireling host a ruffian band
Affright and disolate the land,
While peace and liberty lie bleeding?
To arms, to arms! ye brave!
The avenging sword unsheath:
March on, march on, all hearts resolved,
On victory or death.

Now, now, the dangerous storm is rolling,
Which treacherous kings confederate raise
The dogs of war, let loose are howling,
And lo! our fields and cities blaze.
And shall we basely view the ruin,
While lawless force with guilty stride
Spreads desolation far and wide,
With crimes and blood his hands embracing?
Chorus-

With lunary and pride surrounded,
The vile insatiate dispots dare
Their thirst of power and glod unbounded,
To mete and vend the light and air.
Like beasts of burden would they load us,
Like gods would bid their slaves adore
But man is man and who is more,
Then shall they longer lash and goad us?
Chorus-

Oh! liberty can man resign thee,
Once having felt thy generous flame?
Can dungeons, bolts, and bars confine thee?
Or whip thy noble spirits tame?
Too long the world has wept, bewailing,
That false woods dagger tyrants wield,
But freedom is our sword and shield,
And all their arts are unavailing,
Chorus-

Classification Title

Marseillaise

Document Title

A Hymn of Liberty

Alternate Geographic Location

Lons-le-Saunier. Franche Comté Region. France Strasbourg. Alsace Region. France Marseille. Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region, France

Associated Date

1792-04-25

Dimensions - Original

215 mm x 279 mm

Upload Date

2013-10-08

File name

113_Marseillaise_ocr

Transcription Date

2006-07-11

Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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