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The Canadian Soldiers' Song Book/Italian National Hymn

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For other English-language translations of this work, see The Garibaldi Hymn.

7—ITALIAN NATIONAL HYMN

All onward, all onward.
The tombs are all open, come forth our departed,
Our soldiers arise and our hearts be united,
With swords in hand, and our face towards the foe,
The fame and the name Italia will glow.
All onward, yes onward, advance gallant warriors
Unfurl to the winds banners so glorious,
Arise with your sabres, down with our enemies,
Arise in your glory, Italians arise
Depart from our borders, depart from our shore
Depart all ye strangers, return never more.

Our home-land so famous for poetry and singing,
Return to the days when the sabres were ringing,
Our hands that are bound with fetters so sore,
When loosened will brandish our swords once more
No fetters nor thongs will Italy endure from the strangers
Who wantonly came to our shore.
No longer will Italy be bound by the tyrants who for many
long years they have kept us their slaves.
Depart from our borders, depart from our shore,
Depart all ye strangers, return never more.