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Poland's National Anthem "Mazurek Dąbrowskiego" (download mp3)


pawian 175 | 13,561
10 Oct 2019 #31
Look again: not before, but in. :):)
Miloslaw 6 | 2,771
10 Oct 2019 #32
Sorry, but I don't see them Pawian.
What gets me though is that there are embedded videos in this thread that are still there from 2010.
Yet when I post Polish music videos they are deleted in 24 hours......
Can a mod or admin please explain this to me?
pawian 175 | 13,561
10 Oct 2019 #33
Sorry, but I don't see them Pawian.

Check Pawian-made post No 25 from 2010. :):)

Can a mod or admin please explain this to me?

The 2010s were the happy times of unlimited quoting and linking.... :):)

Yet when I post Polish music videos they are deleted in 24 hours......

Not deleted. They are still there in youtube... :):) Only the direct hotlink is lost.
Miloslaw 6 | 2,771
10 Oct 2019 #34
Check Pawian-made post No 25 from 2010. :):)

I just did, and do you know what?
The Polish anthem moves me far more than the British one.....

Only the direct hotlink is lost.

I know, but I don't understand why they feel they have to do that.
Is it fear of copyright laws?
pawian 175 | 13,561
10 Oct 2019 #35
Of course not. Hotlinking doesn`t infringe on copyright laws. It has sth to do with forum`s algorithm.
Sylvio 18 | 138
11 Oct 2019 #36
Mazurek Dabrowskiego remains an unconvincing choice for the anthem. Music: the pace is too fast and mazurek's tempo somewhat undignifyingly jumpy. Most highschool leavers in Poland, as most ordinary citizens have no idea who Dabrowski was, and less still Czarnecki. And Bonapart was first beaten by Rusians and then by the British, so showing us "the way to victories" is a startling error.
pawian 175 | 13,561
11 Oct 2019 #37
And Bonapart was first beaten by Rusians

You adopted a wrong look at history. First he beat Russians, Prussians and Austrians in several famous battles.
delphiandomine 86 | 18,263
11 Oct 2019 #38
Combined with the way that he offered Poles something that no-one else was offering at the time, it certainly is the wrong way to look at history.

As for Dąbrowski and Czarnecki, you'd have to be a complete idiot to finish high school and not know who they are. Dąbrowski is a national hero, and Czarniecki is perhaps the finest military figure that the country has ever had.
Sylvio 18 | 138
13 Oct 2019 #39
Just ask young people to tell you who Dabrowski and Czarnecki were, next time you are in your local shop. You are allowed to pick your age group. And see what you hear. I'm not making a big point, but it seems to me that "Boze cos Polske" would suit better. It contains a very apt, poetic and moving reference to God, and the melody is a altogether seems a better fit.
kaprys 3 | 2,484
13 Oct 2019 #40
@Sylvio
As much as I love Boże, coś Polskę, I don't think it's the best choice for the national anthem. Not all Poles are religious.

As for not knowing who Dąbrowski or Czarnecki were, not my fault someone didn't pay attention in their Polish and history classes. BTW, I doubt someone who doesn't know who they were is an active church goer.

And if we want a religious anthem, e already had Bogurodzica.
Also, the only other song that would be right for the national anthem that comes to my mind is Rota but what do 'złoty róg' and 'hetmanił' mean? ??? Hmmm ;)

In the meantime, Mazurek Dabrowskiego at Spodek

youtu.be/TSpEBBwkpPc
pawian 175 | 13,561
13 Oct 2019 #41
Just ask young people to tell you who Dabrowski and Czarnecki were, next time you are in your local shop.

Oh, I see. You suggest: let`s change the anthem coz young people don`t remember Czarnecki and others. :)):
I haven`t heard of a country introducing such a change for such a reason.
Lenka 3 | 2,218
13 Oct 2019 #42
In the meantime, Mazurek Dabrowskiego at Spodek

I can only describe it as 'ciary' :)
Besided generally liking volleyball I also love the fans
kaprys 3 | 2,484
13 Oct 2019 #43
@Lenka
You're not the only one that reacted like that; )
The anthem, the acoustics at Spodek and thousands of people singing.
Lenka 3 | 2,218
13 Oct 2019 #44
You should just change the tense- reacts not reacted. Each and every time :) I really like that tradition of singing a cappella
Sylvio 18 | 138
14 Oct 2019 #45
Well, have it your way, and I shall join in. But I cant help feeling mazurek is a jerky battle cry, thin on love and wisdom, musically whimsical. And its not like we dont have better Polish songs. Still, I agree it maybe wrong to change it. Oh yes, about Napoleon, looked great in paintings, but in the end after being beat to rat-s@$!, even his prison escapes didnt go right. Some "Dal nam przyklad" .. Da!!
pawian 175 | 13,561
14 Oct 2019 #46
One main reason against the change: if Poles felt the need, they would have changed it long ago. I have never met a Polish person who suggested such a move. Your opinion is extremely isolated in Poland. You are not a native Pole, that is obvious. :):)
Miloslaw 6 | 2,771
14 Oct 2019 #47
if Poles felt the need, they would have changed it long ago

Agreed.
I think it is a terrific anthem, better than the British or American ones.
It even runs the French "Marseillaise" close for sheer passion.
Sylvio 18 | 138
14 Oct 2019 #48
Jak zwyciezac namy to: Jagiello albo Sobieski, przynajmniej nasi wlasni.
pawian 175 | 13,561
14 Oct 2019 #49
The anthem originated at the times of Bonaparte, so it is obvious his name appears in the text. You wanna fight against over 200 -year-old tradition?? :):) Come to Poland and suggest it to average Poles in the street, they will send you to czubków. hahaha


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