People opinion about SXM national song

I can hardly believe that they actually had a debate on this song. No way! Beautiful St-Maarten. Oh Sweet SXM land!

Here are the lyrics of the anthem taken from wikipedia:

Where over the world, say where,
You find an island there,
So lovely small with nations free
With people French and Dutch
Though talking English much,
As thee Saint Martin in the sea ?

Chorus :
O sweet Saint Martin’s Land
So bright by beach and strand
With sailors on the sea and harbors free
Where the chains of mountains green
Variously in sunlight sheen
Oh I love thy Paradise,
Nature beauty fairly nice (twice)”

How pretty between all green
Flamboyants beaming gleam
Of flowers red by sunlight set
Thy cows and sheep and goats
In meadows or on the roads
Thy donkeys keen I can’t forget

Thy useful birds in white
Their morn and evening flight
Like aircrafts-wings in unity
Their coming down for food
Then turning back to roost
Bring home to me their harmony

Saint Martin I like thy name
In which Columbus fame
And memories of old are closed
For me a great delight
Thy Southern Cross the night
May God the Lord protect thy coast!

Here you can find the French and Dutch translation of the song:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Sweet_Saint_Martin’s_Land

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