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Athletic Club Bilbao
Full Name: Athletic Club Bilbao
Anthem of Athletic Club Bilbao
In 1982 Carmelo Bernaola received one most rewarding orders in his life. To write the anthem of Athletic Club, his beloved team.. Bernaola could start from scratch and invent a new song but he decided to use the tradition and the musical heritage that had accompanied the team rojiblancos throughout its history, so decided to fix and combine old songs that already exist: the 'Alirón' Aquinas with Retana passacaglia of 'Altza Gaztiak' of Beobide. Respecting the general structure of the work of Beobide, Bernaola rearranges the old songs wrapped with instrumental versions and incorporating the bars unmistakable 'Alirón' Aquinas and Retana. At the same time Bernaola proposes to Anton Zubikarai to be responsible for the lyrics giving him precise instructions: lyrics in full Basque-based Voices easily identifiable by expression easy and straightforward. On March 30, 1983, Athletic was playing with Barcelona for the quarter finals of Spanish Cup. That was the first time the new anthem was performed.
Composer: Feliciano Beobide, Carmelo Bernaola
Athletic, Athletic, Athletic eup!
Bilbo ta Bizkai guztiak gora!
Athletic, Athletic, eup!
Arriba jóvenes de Bilbao y Bizkaia!
Old Anthem of Athletic Club Bilbao (1950)
In 1950, Nadal & Urrengoetxea published another song for Athletic Club. This song became popular very quickly among the fans of the team. It was the first song that was written as an anthem. It is said that it was written in a paper towel in a restaurant of Bilbao and after a few hours it was performed live in Radio Bilbao by Boby Deglané. It was the unofficial anthem of Athletic until 1982.
Su club de fútbol
Athletic, Athletic, club
Del fútbol eres ley
Cantemos pues, los bilbainitos,
First anthem of Athletic Bilbao
In 1913, the famous cupletista Teresita Zaza had among his repertoire a song called Alirón, by Alvaro de Retana and Gaspar Aquino, whose original lyrics was:
In Madrid has been in vogue a song called “Aliron”,
The artist was surprised when his discovered that the public had changed the chorus to:
Alirón, alirón, Athletic champion ....
The authors of the song decided to accept it and expand it to:
The whole of Spain triumphed in the song of Alirón
Lyrics: Álvaro de Retana y de Gaspar Aquino
Performer: Teresita Zazá
Music style: Uknown
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En España entera triunfa
Y las niñas orgullosas
Hoy el fútbol en España
Y lo mismo en Indochina
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