What are the lyrics to Denmark's national anthem & what do they mean in English? | The Sun

THE biggest tournament in world football is just around the corner, and SunSport have been taking a look at the countries' national anthems.

Denmark will be hoping to build on a fantastic Euro 2020 campaign which saw them reach the semi-finals, losing 2-1 to England.


After doing the double over France in the Nations League, fans will be confident that they can go toe to toe with the defending champions in Group D as they face off this week.

Kasper Hjulmand's first challenge is up against Tunisia in just a few days time.

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What are the lyrics to Denmark's national anthem?

Der er et yndigt land translates to 'There is a lovely country' in English.

The lyrics were written in 1819 by poet Adam Oehlenschläger, and the anthem boasts Denmark's beautiful nature and rich history.

At the World Cup, only the first verse and last lines of the fourth verse will be sung, with the last line of each repeated once.

But we thought we'd treat you to the lot!

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Here's how it goes:

Verse 1

There’s a beautiful country
It stands with wide beeches
Near the salty eastern beaches
Near the salty eastern beaches
It bays in the back and valley
It’s called Old Denmark
And it it Freya’s hall

Verse 2

Who sat in former times
The armour dressed fighters
Rested from the fight
Rested from the fight
then went up to the enemies injury
Now resting their legs
Behind the menhir of the hills

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Verse 3

The country that’s still great
because blue is the sea that waves
and the foliage is so green
and the foliage is so green
and noble women and beautiful virgins
and men and healthy swains
inhabit the islands of the danish
inhabit the islands of the danish

Verse 4

Hail king and motherland
Hail any Danish citizen
who gives what he can
who gives what he can
Our old Denmark will endure
as long as the beech-tree mirrors
its treetop in the blue waves
its treetop in the blue waves

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