Post by Niceto Alcalá-Zamora (Conrica) on Aug 31, 2011 7:36:59 GMT
Euzko Gudariak ('Basque Soldiers')
Eusko Gudariak (originally spelt Euzko Gudariak, "Basque Soldiers") was the republican anthem of the Eusko Gudarostea, the army of the Basque Autonomous Government during the Spanish Civil War. The song used to refer to the defense of the Basque country within the Republic of Spain against the nationalist Spain army.
However it has since been used by ETA as an anthem since then. While this website doesn't comment or condone on ETA activities, this song remains an important Republican-side civil war song/melody. For that purpose, it is included.
Euzko Gudariak gara Euzkadi askatzeko Gerturik daukagu odola bere aldez emateko Irrintzi bat entzunda mendi tontorrean goazen gudari danok ikurrinan atzean
We are the Basque Soldiers to free the Basque Country we have ready our blood to give it for it As a scream has been heard on the top of the mountain, let's go, all the soldiers under the Basque flag
1 Irrintzi, literally "neigh", is a high-pitched scream used in celebrations and to call others at long distances.