Montenegro (1870-1918)

 

Before Montenegro’s union with Serbia in 1918, this anthem was used by the Kingdom of Montenegro as an anthem. The lyricist, Jovan Sundečić, was a priest and secretary to Prince Nicholas I.

In the early 21st century, when Montenegro was deciding on its state symbols in preparation for independence, this anthem was offered as a possible anthem for the new nation; it was not accepted, probably due to its monarchist lyrics.

Special thanks to: Jo Hyo-roe for the sheet music and Pavel Zinovatny for providing the music file and lyrics and some of this information.