Catalonian National Anthem – The Reapers

Catalonian National Anthem – “The Reapers” (Owerset bi Thomas Clark)

Triumphant Catalonia
Will be rich an fou ainst mair;
An sic a body skewlt awa
Wha cam in pride, heich-heidit.

Baff wi the heuk!
Baff wi the heuk an bield the lea!
Baff wi the heuk!

Reapers! Nou, nou is the time,
The time tae mak redd is nou.
Win til, win throu this ither Juin,
An lat oor tools be keen.

Baff wi the heuk!
Baff wi the heuk an bield the lea!
Baff wi the heuk!

Micht oor faes an unfreends flauchter
Whan they view whit we haud dear!
These gowden ickers we shear awa
Jist as we’ll chap aff oor chains, in time.

Baff wi the heuk!
Baff wi the heuk an bield the lea!
Baff wi the heuk!

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Translation Notes

Baff wi the heid – strike with your sickle
Flauchter – to tremble
Icker – ear of corn

 

More from the poet Tammas Clark at his site here: http://www.thomasjclark.co.uk

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