Hymns from the Metaxas Era

“Giati xairetai o kosmos”
Hymn of the 4th of August regime
Lyrics: T. Moraitinis. Mousic: Ger. Fren

Giati xairetai o kosmos
kai xamogelaei, patera,
giati lampei o hlios etsi
giati feggei etsi h mera?

Giati san avth, paidi mou,
thn hmera tn xrysh
pou th xairesai kai sy
sterepse to mavro dakry
kleisane polles plhges
apshlwsane ta staxya
ki ena gyrw ola ta vraxia
eginhkan an8ovounia
kai xrysophges.

Mian hmera san etouth
thn olofwth ki wraia
ksediplwthhke kai pali
h galazia mas Shmaia
pou ‘xei t’ouranou to xrwma
kai skepazei t’agio xwma
pou elevtheros patas

Ki etsi me xara ki elpida
gia mian endoksh Patrida
h Snmaia kymatizei
m’ena tan h epi tas!

“Sth douleia”
Hymn from the Workers’ Front
Lyrics: Dim. Soutzou

Empros oloi me mia kardia
sta sththeia thn elpida
giati o agwnas ki h douleia
doksazoun thn Patrida.

Ta xeria rozous pianoune
ta mpratsa dynamwnoun
ssyxes megales ftianoune
kai ths synadelfwnoun

Gia thn Ellada mas paidia
oloi apanw sth douleia
oloi apanw sth douleia
empros me mia kardia

Ygeia niata kai ormh
kai ethnikh perfaneia
ap’th douleia vgain’ h timh
ki ypswnei sta ourania

Kasmades, ftyaria kai tsapia
n’astrapsoun sth liakada
me ena synthhma mprosta
ola gia thn Ellada

“Εmpros!”
Hymn from the Youth National Organization (EON)
Lyrics: Sp. Metaxas. Mousic: Ach. Papadimitriou

Sthn glykeia mas thn Patrida
thn tranh ki istorikh
sy apomeines elpida
Neolaia Ellhnikh!

Thn olothermh psyxh ths
ethnikh fwtizei avgh
ki o Megalos Kyvernhths
panda empros thn odhgei

Empros, gia mia Ellada nea
empros, m’ellhnikh kardia
empros, perhfana gennaia
nai, tis Ellados ta paidia

Empros, h doksa h palha mas
na ksanazhsh einai kairos
me ton megalo Basilha mas
empros, pantote empros!