Trivia: the National Anthem of Spain is Hummed, Not Sung

The national anthem of Spain, La Marcha Real ("The Royal March") has no official lyrics.

In 2007, the Spanish Olympic committee asked the public to submit lyrics proposal so people can sing instead of just hum when the anthem is played.

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Viva Espana!
Cantemos todos juntos
con distinta voz
y un solo corazon.
Viva Espana!
Desde los verdes valles
al inmenso mar,
un himno de hermandad.
Ama a la Patria
pues sabe abrazar,
bajo su cielo azul,
pueblos en libertad.
Gloria a los hijos
que a la Historia dan
justicia y grandeza
democracia y paz.
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As Spaniard I would like to have lyrics to sing, but chunda, chunda is something anybody can understand.

And other thing, we don't have ltyrics but we have a dance : MACARENA , AY!!!!

Best regards from Barcelona
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"Chunda chunda tachunda chunda chunda" is the most efficient compresion of sound:

20 Mbs of Wav, 3 of Mp3, but if you show that text to a spaniard he will recognize it.

There was some lyrics. You can read all of them Here
but the most popular is a unnoficial lyric promoted by franco. There is in the link too. The author is Jose María Pemán.

In the first lyric, the Eduardo Marquina´s, they speak about the old colours of the flag: Purple, yellow and red.

But the funniest lyrics are made by Rafa Corega:

If you know spanish (and spaniards) you are going to laugh. I can´t try to translate it if someone is interested, but then the rhyme will be lost
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