Giải phóng miền Nam

"Liberate the South" (Vietnamese: Giải phóng miền Nam, Chữ Nôm: 解放沔南), also known as "Release the South", was the national anthem of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam from 1969 to 1976.

Giải phóng miền Nam
English: Liberate the South
Giải phóng miền Nam, sheet music.jpg

National anthem of Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam Provisional South Vietnam
Also known as(English: Release the South)
LyricsLưu Hữu Phước, July 1961
MusicLưu Hữu Phước, July 1961
Adopted1969 (by the NLF)
1975 (by Southern Vietnam)
Preceded by"Tiếng Gọi Công Dân"
Succeeded by"Tiến Quân Ca"
Audio sample
"Liberate the South" (instrumental)


Lưu Hữu Phước (1921–1989), a well-known Vietnamese communist and songwriter, wrote both the lyrics and composed the music to "Liberate the South" in 1961. In 1939, Phước wrote the music of what would become the national anthem of South Vietnam, although this was before he became a communist.[1]


English lyricsEdit

To liberate the South, we decided to advance,
To exterminate the American imperialists, and destroy the country sellers.
Oh bones have broken, and blood has fallen, the hatred is rising high.
Our country has been separated for so long.
Here, the sacred Mekong, here, glorious Truong Son Mountains
Are urging us to advance to kill the enemy,
Shoulder to shoulder, under a common flag!

Arise! Ye brave people of the South!
Arise! Let us go through these storms.
We'll save the homeland, to the end we'll sacrifice!
Hold your swords and guns, let us go forward!
The chance is coming up, the sun shines everywhere.
We'll build up our nation, forever shining.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "South Vietnam 1975-1976 -". Retrieved 2012-02-08.

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