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Zdravljica

Zdravljica (A Toast) is a famous poem by France Prešeren[?] written in 1844 and since 1991 it has been the Slovenian national anthem. The most famous is its 7th verse which was set to the tune of composer Stanko Premrl[?]'s choral composition of the same name:

Žive naj vsi narodi God's blessing on all nations, 
ki hrepene dočakat' dan, Who long and work for that bright day, 
da koder sonce hodi, When o'er earth's habitations 
prepir iz sveta bo pregnan, No war, no strife shall hold its sway; 
da rojak Who long to see
prost bo vsak, That all men free
ne vrag, le sosed bo mejak! No more shall foes, but neighbours be!

The previous national anthem of Slovenia from 1945 to 1991 was a Yugoslav one, Hej Slovani in Slovenian.

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