Jordanian schoolchildren start the school day by lining up in the courtyard of the school and singing what is possibly the shortest national anthem in the world, plus another song that sounds like “Mountanee”. The song, I have discovered, is now the national anthem of Iraq, and is based on a poem موطني‎ “My Homeland” by Palestinian Ibrahim Touqan.
Here are the words to the Jordanian national anthem as usually performed in public:

عاش المليك
عاش المليك
سامياً مقامهُ
خافقاتٍ في المعالي أعلامه

A-Sha-al Maleek
A-Sha-al Maleek
Sa-Mi-yan-ma-qa mu-ho
Kha-fi-qa-tin fil ma-ali
a-lam m-hu

Long live the King!
Long live the King!
His position is sublime,
His banners waving in glory supreme.

And here is mountanee (mawtini?), but I think in the video the third verse gets lost, and they just do the first verse twice:

My homeland, My homeland
Glory and beauty, Sublimity and splendor
Are in your hills, Are in your hills
Life and deliverance, Pleasure and hope
Are in your air, Are in your Air
Will I see you? Will I see you?
Safe and comforted, Sound and honored
Will I see you in your eminence?
Reaching to the stars, Reaching to the stars
My homeland, My homeland

My homeland, My homeland
The youth will not tire, ’till your independence
Or they die, Or they die
We will drink from death
And will not be to our enemies
Like slaves, Like slaves
We do not want, We do not want
An eternal humiliation
Nor a miserable life
We do not want
But we will bring back
Our storied glory, Our storied glory
My homeland, My homeland

My homeland, My homeland
The sword and the pen
Not the talk nor the quarrel
Are our symbols, Are our symbols
Our glory and our covenant
And a duty to be faithful
Moves us, moves us
Our glory, Our glory
Is an honorable cause
And a waving standard
O, behold you
In your eminence
Victorious over your enemies
Victorious over your enemies
My homeland, My homeland

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