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Anthem of Flanders

The Flemish Community (Vlaamse Gemeenschap) is one of the three institutional communities of Belgium, established by the Belgian constitution and having legal responsibilities only within the precise geographical boundaries of the Dutch-language area and of the bilingual area of Brussels-Capital. The anthem is. "De Vlaamse Leeuw" (The Flemish Lion). Lyrics: Zij zullen hem niet temmen, de fiere Vlaamse Leeuw, Al dreigen zij zijn vrijheid met kluisters en geschreeuw. Zij zullen hem niet temmen, zolang een Vlaming leeft, Zolang de Leeuw kan klauwen, zolang hij tanden heeft. Chorus: Zij zullen hem niet temmen, zolang een Vlaming leeft, Zolang de Leeuw kan klauwen, zolang hij tanden heeft. Zolang de Leeuw kan klauwen, zolang hij tanden heeft. De tijd verslindt de steden, geen tronen blijven staan: De legerbenden sneven, een volk zal nooit vergaan. De vijand trekt te velde, omringd van doodsgevaar. Wij lachen met zijn woede, de Vlaamse Leeuw is daar. Translation: They will never tame him, the proud Flemish Lion, Even if they threaten his freedom with fetters and with shouts. They will never tame him, as long as one Fleming lives. As long as the Lion can claw, as long as he has teeth. Chorus: They will never tame him, as long as one Fleming lives. As long as the Lion can claw, as long as he has teeth. As long as the Lion can claw, as long as he has teeth. Time devours cities, no thrones will ever last, Armies may go under, but a people never dies. The enemy comes marching in; surrounded by mortal danger We laugh at his anger: the Flemish Lion is here!
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