“March On, Bahamaland“ is the national anthem of the Bahamas. It was composed by Timothy Gibson as part of a national competition and was adopted in July 1973. This video is from the Drama in the Bahamas ….which was Muhammad Ali’s last fight….as the unknown Bahamanian performer sings his national anthem…..as The Greatest enters the ring for the last time.
The lyrics to the Bahamian National Anthem are as follows:
Lift up your head to the rising sun, Bahamaland;
March on to glory, your bright banners waving high.
See how the world marks the manner of your bearing!
Pledge to excel through love and unity.
Pressing onward, march together to a common loftier goal; Steady sunward, tho’ the weather hide the wide and treachrous shoal.
Lift up your head to the rising sun, Bahamaland, ‘Til the road you’ve trod lead unto your God, March on, Bahamaland!