adopted 1990; Iran has had six national anthems; the first, entitled Salam-e Shah (Royal Salute) was in use from 1873-1909; next came Salamati-ye Dowlat-e Elliye-ye Iran (Salute of the Sublime State of Persia, 1909-1933); it was followed by Sorud-e melli (The Imperial Anthem of Iran; 1933-1979), which chronicled the exploits of the Pahlavi Dynasty; Ey Iran (Oh Iran) functioned unofficially as the national anthem for a brief period between the ouster of the Shah in 1979 and the early days of the Islamic Republic in 1980; Payandeh Bada Iran (Long Live Iran) was used between 1980 and 1990 during the time of Ayatollah
Sorood-e Melli-e Jomhoori-e Eslami
Sar Zad Az ofogh Mehr-e Khawaran
Forug-e Dide-ye Haqq-bawaran
Bahman - Farr-e Iman-e Mast
Payamat Ey Emam Esteqlal. Azadi-naqsh-e Jan-e Mast
Sahidan - Pichide Dar Gush-e Zaman Faryad-e Tan
Payanda Mani O Jawedan
Jumhuri-ye Islami-e Iran
Anthem Lyrics English
Upwards on the horizon rises the Eastern Sun,
The sight of the true Religion.
Bahman - the brilliance of our Faith.
Your message, O Imam, of independence and freedom
is imprinted on our souls.
O Martyrs! The time of your cries of pain rings in our ears.
Enduring, continuing, eternal,
The Islamic Republic of Iran.