MINNOWS Slovakia like their national anthem so much they sing it twice.
Each line of Nad Tatrou sa blýska’s rousing two verses are repeated to pack a proper punch.
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It was originally a folk song written in 1844 by a student who was furious after his teacher was sacked but later adopted in 1993 after it split from the Czech Republic.
What are the lyrics to Nad Tatrou sa Blyska?
Nad Tatrou sa blýska,
hromy divo bijú.
Zastavme ich, bratia,
veď sa ony stratia,
To Slovensko naše
posiaľ tvrdo spalo,
ale blesky hromu
vzbudzujú ho k tomu,
aby sa prebralo.
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What are the lyrics in English?
There is lightning over the Tatras,
thunderclaps wildly beat.
Let us stop them, brothers,
for all that, they will disappear,
the Slovaks will revive.
That Slovakia of ours
has been fast asleep so far,
but the thunder’s lightning
is rousing it
to come to.
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