"Aegukga", often translated as "The Patriotic Song", is the national anthem of South Korea. It was adopted in 1948, the year the country was founded. Its music was composed in the 1930s and its lyrics date back to the 1890s. The lyrics of "Aegukga" were originally set to the music of the Scottish song "Auld Lang Syne" before a unique melody was composed specifically for it. Before the founding of South Korea, the song's lyrics, set to the music of "Auld Lang Syne", was used as the national anthem of the Korean exile government which existed during Korea's occupation by Imperial Japan from the 1910s to the mid-1940s. The song has two verses, but in most occasions only the first one is sung when performed publicly in South Korea.
1 Etymology 2 History
2.1 Origin 2.2 Copyright
3 Lyrics 4 See also 5 Notes 6 References 7 External links
National anthems of Korea
"Patriotic Hymn of the Great Korean Empire" 1902–1910
"His Imperial Majesty's Reign" 1910–1945
"Song of a Devotion to a Country" 1947–present
"The Patriotic Song" 1948–present
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"Auld Lang Syne", which the words were originally set to.
"Aegukga" sung in the early 1940s
South Korean national anthem performed by U.S. military band in 2011, during an official South Korean state visit to the U.S.
In the 1890s, the previously established
동해 물과 백두산이 마르고 닳도록 하느님이 보우하사 우리나라 만세.
Refrain: 무궁화 삼천리 화려강산 대한 사람, 대한으로 길이 보전하세.
남산 위에 저 소나무 철갑을 두른 듯 바람서리 불변함은 우리 기상일세.
가을 하늘 공활한데 높고 구름 없이 밝은 달은 우리 가슴 일편단심일세.
이 기상과 이 맘으로 충성을 다하여 괴로우나 즐거우나 나라 사랑하세.
東海 물과 白頭山이 마르고 닳도록 하느님이 保佑하사 우리나라 萬歲.
Refrain: 無窮花 三千里 華麗 江山 大韓 사람, 大韓으로 길이 保全하세.
南山 위에 저 소나무 鐵甲을 두른 듯 바람서리 不變함은 우리 氣像일세.
가을 하늘 空豁한데 높고 구름 없이 밝은 달은 우리 가슴 一片丹心일세.
이 氣像과 이 맘으로 忠誠을 다하여 괴로우나 즐거우나 나라 사랑하세.
Donghae mulgwa Baekdusani mareugo daltorok Haneunimi bouhasa urinara manse.
Refrain: Mugunghwa samcheolli hwaryeo gangsan Daehan saram, daehaneuro giri bojeonhase.
Namsan wie jeo sonamu cheolgabeul dureun deut Baram seori bulbyeonhameun uri gisang-ilse.
Ga-eul haneul gonghwalhande nopgo gureum eopsi Balgeun dareun uri gaseum ilpyeondansimilse.
I gisanggwa i mameuro chungseong-eul dahayeo Goerouna jeulgeouna nara saranghase.
to̞ŋɦɛ̝muɭgwa̠ pɛ̝k̚t͈usʰa̠ni ma̠ɾɯgo̞ ta̠ɭtʰo̞ɾo̞k̚ ha̠nɯnimi po̞uɦa̠sʰa̠ uɾina̠ɾa̠ ma̠nsʰe̞.
Refrain: muɡuŋβwa̠ sʰa̠mt͡ɕʰʌ̹ɭʎi hwa̠ɾjʌ ka̠ŋsʰa̠n tɛ̝ɦa̠n sʰa̠ɾa̠m, tɛ̝ɦa̠nɯɾo̞ kiɾi po̞d͡ʑʌ̹nɦa̠sʰe̞.
na̠msʰa̠n ɥie̞ t͡ɕʌ sʰo̞na̠mu t͡ɕʰʌɭga̠bɯɭ tuɾɯn tɯt̚ pa̠ɾa̠m sʰʌɾi puɭbjʌnɦa̠mɯn uɾi kisʰa̠ŋ.iɭsʰe̞.
ka̠.ɯɭ ha̠nɯɭ ko̞ŋhwa̠ɭɦa̠nde̞ no̞p̚k͈o̞ kuɾɯm ʌp̚ɕ͈i pa̠ɭgɯn ta̠ɾɯn uɾi ka̠sʰɯm iɭpʰjʌnda̠nɕʰimiɭsʰe̞.
i kisʰa̠ŋgwa̠ i ma̠mɯɾo̞ t͡ɕʰʌŋsʰʌŋ.ɯɭ ta̠ɦa̠jʌ køɾo̞una̠ t͡ɕɯɭgʌuna̠ na̠ɾa̠ sʰa̠ɾa̠ŋɦa̠sʰe̞.
Until that day when the East Sea's[N 2] waters run dry and Mt. Baekdu is worn away, May God preserve our country for ten thousand years!
As the pine atop Namsan Peak stands firm, as if wrapped in armor, unchanged through wind and frost, so shall our resilient spirit.
The autumn skies are void and vast, high and cloudless; the bright moon is like our heart, undivided and always true.
With this spirit and this mind, let us give all loyalty, in suffering or joy, to love our nation.
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