Beloved Isle Cayman

Beloved Isle Cayman
(Canto nazionale)
CompositoreLeila Ross-Shier
Tipo di composizioneInno nazionale
Epoca di composizione1930

Beloved Isle Cayman (in italiano: Amate Isole Cayman) è un canto scritto e musicato da Leila Ross-Shier, inno nazionale delle isole Cayman. Essendo quest'ultimo un territorio d'oltremare britannico, l'inno ufficiale è God Save the Queen[1]


  Testo originale in inglese:
  O land of soft, fresh breezes
  And verdant trees so fair,
  With the Creator's glory
  Reflected ev'rywhere,
  O sea of palest em'rald,
  Merging to darkest blue,
  Whene'er my thoughts fly Godward,
  I always think of you.
  Dear, verdant island, set in blue Caribbean Sea,
  I'm coming, coming very soon, O beautious isle, to thee.
  Although I wandered far,
  My heart enshrines thee yet.
  Homeland, fair Cayman Isle,
  I cannot thee forget.
  Away from noise of cities,
  Their fret and carking care,
  With moonbeams' soft caresses,
  Unchecked by garish glare,
  Thy fruit with rarest juices,
  Abundant, rich and free,
  When sweet church bells are chiming,
  My fond heart yearns for thee.
  When tired of all excitement
  And glam'rous worldly care,
  How sweet thy shores to reach
  And find a welcome there,
  And when comes on the season
  Of peace, goodwill to man,
  Tis  then I love thee best of all,
  Beloved Isle Cayman.