The original sheet music to
L'Internationale as written by
composer Pierre De Geyter
National anthem of
Eugène Pottier, 1871
Pierre De Geyter, 1888
"The Internationale" (French: L'Internationale; Latin: Internationālis Hymnus) is the national anthem of Caelapes and a widely-sung left-wing anthem. The lyrics come from "L'Internationale," a poem written on June 30, 1871 by the 54-year-old French transport worker and amateur poet Eugène Pottier shortly after the brutal destruction of the Paris Commune, to which he had ben an elected councillor.
The poem was originally sung to the tune of "La Marseillaise" until Belgian composer Pierre De Geyter wrote original music for the text in 1888 at the request of Gustave Delory, a socialist choirmaster.
"The Internationale" became the official anthem of Caelapes in 2016 after the socialist revolution swept away old images and symbols of the Caelapitan Federation. Only the first, fifth, and sixth stanzas were adopted by the First General Council, in a Latin translation written by Riccardo Venturi.
Debout, les damnés de la terre,
Les rois nous saoulaient de fumées
Ouvriers, paysans, nous sommes
Surgite, orbis terrārum servī,
Rēgēs nōs inēbriāvērunt,
In agrō, in cīvitāte sumus
Arise, ye prisoners of starvation,
No more deluded by reaction,
Toilers from shops and fields united,