Gaudeamus Igitur - Lyrics in Latin/English





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Published on Feb 28, 2012

The classic College/University/youth/drinking song.

Lyrics in Latin and English (10 verses):

Gaudeamus igitur,
Juvenes dum sumus;
Post jucundum juventutem,
Post molestam senectutem
Nos habebit humus.

Let us therefore rejoice,
While we are young;
After our youth,
After a troublesome old age
The ground will hold us.

Vita nostra brevis est,
Brevi finietur;
Venit mors velociter,
Rapit nos atrociter;
Nemini parcetur.

Our life is brief,
It will shortly end;
Death comes quickly,
Cruelly snatches us;
No-one is spared.

Ubi sint qui ante nos
In mundo fuere?
Vadite ad superos,
Transite in inferos
Hos si vis videre.

Where are those who before us
Existed in the world?
You may go up to the gods,
You may cross into the underworld
If you wish to see them.

Vivat academia,
Vivant professores,
Vivat membrum quodlibet,
Vivat membra quaelibet;
Semper sint in flore!

Long live the university,
Long live the teachers,
Long live each male student,
Long live each female student;
May they always flourish!

Vivat et republica
Et qui illam regit.
Vivat nostra civitas,
Maecenatum caritas
Quae nos hic protegit.

Long live the state
And those who rule it.
Long live our city,
And the charity of benefactors
Which protects us here.

Vivant omnes virgines,
Faciles, formosae!
Vivant et mulieres,
Tenerae, amabiles,
Bonae, laboriosae.

Long live all young women,
Easy and beautiful!
Long live wives as well,
Tender, loveable,
Honest, hardworking.

Pereat tristitia,
Pereant osores.
Pereat diabolus,
Quivis antiburschius
Atque irrisores!

Perish sadness,
Perish haters.
Perish the devil,
Whoever is against the student fraternity,
As well those who mock us!

Quis confluxus hodie
E longinquo convenerunt,
Protinusque successerunt
In commune forum.

Who has gathered now
Of the university?
They gather from long distances,
Immediately joining
Our common forum.

Vivat nostra societas,
Vivant studiosi!
Crescat una veritas,
Floreat fraternitas,
Patriae prosperitas.

Long live our fellowship,
Long live the studious!
May truth and honesty thrive,
Flourish with our fraternity,
And our homeland be prosperous.

Alma Mater floreat,
Quae nos educavit;
Caros et commilitones,
Dissitas in regiones
Sparsos, congregavit.

May our Alma Mater thrive,
That which educated us;
Dear ones and comrades,
Who we let scatter afar,
Let us assemble.

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