땅 (노래)

(The Land)는 영국항쟁가요이며, 전통적으로 토지가치세를 추구하는 지공주의 운동가들이 부른 노래이다. 이 곡의 첫 등장은 1887년 시카고 조지스트 출판물인 "The Single Tax"에서 나왔다. 조지아 행진곡이 원곡이며, 1988년까지 자유당의 당가로 쓰였다. 이후 현재까지 자유민주당에서는 사실상 당가로 쓰였으며, 연방총회에서 자유민주당 글리클럽의 첫번째 곡으로 불리기도 한다. 합창 중 '우리 손안의 발롯'이라는 문구는 청중들에 의해 어떤 사람이든 손에 손을 잡기 위해 집단으로 흔드는 것과 함께 나온다.

노동당마이클 풋 대표는 영국 서부의 자유주의 가정에서 자라면서 어떻게 이 노래를 듣고 배웠는지를 BBC 월드 서비스에서 밝혔으며, 풋은 이 노래가 자신이 들은 최고의 정치 노래로 민주주의 정신에 젖어 있으며, 지주의 가슴에 공포를 불어넣기 위해 고안된 노래라고 말했다.

가사편집

1887년 초기 버전
1910년 버전

Sound a blast for Freedom, boys, and send it far and wide!

March along to victory, for God is on our side!

While the voice of Nature thunders o'er the rising tide—

"God made the Land for the People!"

Chorus:
The Land! the Land!
'twas God who gave the Land!
The Land! the Land!
the ground on which we stand!
Why should we be beggars,
with the ballot in our hand?
"God gave the Land to the People!"

Hark! the shout is swelling from the East and from the West:

Why should we beg work and let the Landlords take the best?

Make them pay their taxes for the Land—we'll risk the rest;

The Land was meant for the People!

Chorus

The banner has been raised on high to face the battle din:

The Army now is marching on the struggle to begin.

We'll never cease our efforts till the victory we win,

And the Land is free for the People!

Chorus

Clear the way for liberty! the land must all be free!

True men will not falter in the fight, though stern it be,

Till the flag we love so well shall wave from sea to sea,

O'er land that's free for the People.

Chorus

Sound the blast for freedom, boys, and send it far and wide,

March along to victory, for God is on our side,

While the voice of nature thunders o'er the rising tide:

"God made the land for the people".

Chorus:
The land, the land,
'twas God who gave the land,
The land, the land,
The ground on which we stand,
Why should we be beggars
With the ballot in our hand?
God gave the land to the people.

Hark! The shout is swelling from the east and from the west!

Why should we beg work and let the landlords take the best?

Make them pay their taxes for the land, we'll risk the rest!

The land was meant for the people.

Chorus

The banner has been raised on high to face the battle din,

The army now is marching on, the struggle to begin,

We'll never cease our efforts till the victory we win,

And the land is free for the people.

Chorus

Clear the way for liberty, the land must all be free,

Britons will not falter in the fight tho' stern it be.

Till the flag we love so well shall wave from sea to sea,

O'er the land that's free for the people.

Chorus

Sound the call for freedom boys, and sound it far and wide,

March along to victory for God is on our side,

While the voice of Nature thunders o'er the rising tide,

"God gave the land to the people!"

Chorus:
The land, the land,
'twas God who made the land,
The land, the land,
The ground on which we stand,
Why should we be beggars
With the ballot in our hand?
God made the land for the people.

Hark the sound is spreading from the East and from the West,

Why should we work hard and let the landlords take the best?

Make them pay their taxes on the land just like the rest,

The land was meant for the people.

Chorus

Clear the way for liberty, the land must all be free,

Liberals will not falter from the fight, tho' stern it be,

'Til the flag we love so well shall fly from sea to sea

O'er the land that is free for the people.

Chorus

The army now is marching on, the battle to begin,

The standard now is raised on high to face the battle din,

We'll never cease from fighting 'til the victory we win,

And the land is free for the people.

Chorus