"L'Internationale" in original French version
International anthem of
|Also known as||L'Internationale (French)|
"The Internationale" (instrumental)
"The Internationale" ("
The original French refrain of the song is C'est la lutte finale / Groupons-nous et demain / L'Internationale / Sera le genre humain. (English: "This is the final struggle / Let us group together and tomorrow / The Internationale / Will be the human race."). "The Internationale" has been translated into many languages.
The original French words were written in June 1871 by
In a successful attempt to save Pierre De Geyter's job as a woodcarver, the 6,000 leaflets printed by Lille printer Bolboduc only mentioned the French version of his family name (Degeyter). In 1904, Pierre's brother Adolphe was induced by the
In 1972 "Montana Edition", owned by
Hans R. Beierlein
As the "Internationale" music was published before 1 July 1909 outside the
As Eugène Pottier died in 1887, his original French lyrics are in the public domain. Gustave Delory once acquired the copyright of his lyrics through the songwriter G B Clement having bought it from Pottier's widow.