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Boże Coś Polskę - Polish Hymn


Eva_K 5 | 34  
19 Nov 2008 /  #1
Can someone help me to find a good, clear choral version of the hymn "Boźe Coś Polskę" online (preferably in mp3 format)?(It is a beautiful old song, but we don't hear it too often here in the USA. Is it still popular in Poland today?)
McCoy 27 | 1,269  
19 Nov 2008 /  #3
wrzuta.pl/audio/ynfv44Fg5D/religijne_-_boze_cos_polske
pl.youtube.com/watch?v=rODWGChSuMk
pl.youtube.com/watch?v=9INqgnkHC7c
pl.youtube.com/watch?v=d2qmbt-sFb0
pl.youtube.com/watch?v=bXB3_u3tcAA

mp3: fmp3.pl/utwor/religijne-boże-coś-polskę

Is it still popular in Poland today?

still

1.Boże, coś Polskę przez tak liczne wieki
Otaczał blaskiem potęgi i chwały,
Coś ją osłaniał tarczą swej opieki
Od nieszczęść, które pognębić ją miały.
ref.:Przed Twe ołtarze zanosim błaganie:
Ojczyznę wolną pobłogosław, Panie!

2...

bliskopolski.pl/muzyka/piesni-patriotyczne/hymniczne/boze-cos-polske/
Moonlighting 31 | 234  
20 Nov 2008 /  #4
McCoy, I didn't know that hymn. Thanks for posting the link. Now in my iTunes libray - yet another beautiful thing I discover about Poland... ;-)
McCoy 27 | 1,269  
20 Nov 2008 /  #5
you're welcome. some more polish patriotic/religious/soldier's songs for you:

ilv87.wrzuta.pl/audio/sDqiU2sqVk/patriotyczne_-_rota

poiu25.wrzuta.pl/audio/vIsTDRI4Qo/piosenki_wojskowe_-_wojenko_wojenko

pozytywny.wrzuta.pl/audio/kYae3JQbIx/patriotyczne_-_o_moj_rozma rynie

wrzuta.pl/audio/1VmvN8lur7/szara_piechota_vel_maszeruja_str zelcy

magdusia1312.wrzuta.pl/audio/sF6KrkWzqZ/patriotyczne_-_rozkwita ja_paki_bialych_roz

pozytywny.wrzuta.pl/audio/bzCMw83NdT/patriotyczne_-_hej_strzelcy_wraz

magdusia1312.wrzuta.pl/audio/2pKK03U6aL/warszawianka
OP Eva_K 5 | 34  
20 Nov 2008 /  #6
Thank you, puercoespin and McCoy, for the links!
Does anyone know of an mp3 link where we can download "Boże Coś Polskę" without having to download a unique program to play it on? (Just the mp3?) Thanks!
Moonlighting 31 | 234  
20 Nov 2008 /  #7
Does anyone know of an mp3 link where we can download "Boże Coś Polskę" without having to download a unique program

Eva, on the download page MacCoy mentioned, just click on "tutaj" in the text for the description. It will allow you to save the file directly. That's how I got it.
OP Eva_K 5 | 34  
20 Nov 2008 /  #8
Thanks, Moonlighting! Earlier, I clicked on the "download this song" link and it just took me to another software page. :-/ But I've got it now! Great song! Thanks again, to McCoy, too!
McCoy 27 | 1,269  
20 Nov 2008 /  #9
you're welcome eva. i've done some more searching:

BOŻE COŚ POLSKĘ - Essay by Maja Trochimczyk : usc.edu/dept/polish_music/repertoi/boze.html

O, God who, through so many centuries,
surrounded Poland / with the brilliance of power and glory,
who has protected it / with the shield of your defense,
against the disasters that / were meant to defeat it.

Refrain:

To your altars we carry a prayer:
Save our King, Lord ! (1816)
Return our Homeland to us, Lord ! (1830)
Bless our Homeland and freedom, Lord ! (1989)
Bless our free Homeland, Lord ! (1996)

Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
23 Nov 2008 /  #10
Here is one attempt to retain the rhyme and rhythm of the original Polish, but--as can be seen--that of course necessiatets a bit of liberty with the loiteral text:

God who on Poland down through all the ages
Hath bestowed freely the glow of power and glory
Whose shield had fended off life’s threats and rages.
That tried to crush it in their wrath so gory.
Before your altars we bring supplication.
Please grant your blessing to our dear free nation.

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