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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    13 Apr '16 06:52
    Your Favorite National Anthems

    1) The French National Anthem (with lyrics)

    YouTube

    Yours?
  2. Standard membershavixmir
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    13 Apr '16 08:53
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Your Favorite National Anthems

    1) The French National Anthem (with lyrics)

    [youtube]p0cI7HWFC2A[/youtube]

    Yours?[/b]
    Oh flower of Scotland (unofficial, as far as I know).
  3. Subscribermoonbus
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    13 Apr '16 19:45
    Australia, Waltzing Matilda
  4. Zugzwang
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    13 Apr '16 19:472 edits
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Australia, Waltzing Matilda
    Australia's national anthem is 'Advance Australia Fair', not 'Waltzing Matilda'.
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    THIS kicks da butt:
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  6. Subscribermoonbus
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    13 Apr '16 21:111 edit
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    Australia's national anthem is 'Advance Australia Fair', not 'Waltzing Matilda'.
    Pedant.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waltzing_Matilda

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    13 Apr '16 21:19
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    Oh flower of Scotland (unofficial, as far as I know).
    A Thistle
  8. Standard memberbill718
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    13 Apr '16 21:25
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Your Favorite National Anthems

    1) The French National Anthem (with lyrics)

    [youtube]p0cI7HWFC2A[/youtube]

    Yours?[/b]
    Oh Canada !!

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  9. Zugzwang
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    13 Apr '16 21:261 edit
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Pedant.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waltzing_Matilda

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGpwgHqlfWo
    Moonbus: Ignoramus unwilling to admit error.

    In fact, in 1977 there was a plebiscite to choose Australia's national anthem.
    'Waltzing Matilda' lost to 'Advance Australia Fair' by a wide margin (15% of the votes).

    1) 'Advance Australia Fair' 43.29%
    2) 'Waltzing Matilda' 28.28%
    3) 'God Save the Queen' 18.78%
    4) 'Song of Australia' 9.65%
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    13 Apr '16 22:24
    Originally posted by bill718
    Oh Canada !!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRPGPAnPNa8
    Originally posted by bill718
    "Oh Canada !!"

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    thanks, bill
  11. Zugzwang
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    14 Apr '16 01:531 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Your Favorite National Anthems

    1) The French National Anthem (with lyrics)

    [youtube]p0cI7HWFC2A[/youtube]

    Yours?[/b]
    I have sung 'La Marseillaise' since childhood. I have to say that some of its sanguineous
    lyrics (e.g. "qu'un sang impur abreuve nos sillons" ) give me pause.

    If I were asked for a favorite anthem among recently extinct nations, I would suggest
    'Auferstanden aus Ruinen', the DDR's national anthem.
  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    14 Apr '16 04:17
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    I have sung 'La Marseillaise' since childhood. I have to say that some of its sanguineous
    lyrics (e.g. "qu'un sang impur abreuve nos sillons" ) give me pause.

    If I were asked for a favorite anthem among recently extinct nations, I would suggest
    'Auferstanden aus Ruinen', the DDR's national anthem.
    "... 'Auferstanden aus Ruinen'..." Youtube Website Link?
  13. Subscribermoonbus
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    14 Apr '16 05:531 edit
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    Moonbus: Ignoramus unwilling to admit error.

    In fact, in 1977 there was a plebiscite to choose Australia's national anthem.
    'Waltzing Matilda' lost to 'Advance Australia Fair' by a wide margin (15% of the votes).

    1) 'Advance Australia Fair' 43.29%
    2) 'Waltzing Matilda' 28.28%
    3) 'God Save the Queen' 18.78%
    4) 'Song of Australia' 9.65%
    Duchess64: pedant unable to look beyond the rim of the tea cup.

    Waltzing Matilda is known as the unofficial national anthem of Australia.

    EDIT: no one gave Guppy poo thumbs down for suggesting "Oh flower of Scotland."
  14. Subscribermoonbus
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    14 Apr '16 06:271 edit
    "And did those feet in ancient time,
    Walk upon England's mountains green:
    And was the holy Lamb of God,
    On England's pleasant pastures seen!

    And did the Countenance Divine,
    Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
    And was Jerusalem builded here,
    Among these dark Satanic Mills?

    Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
    Bring me my Arrows of desire:
    Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
    Bring me my Chariot of fire!

    I will not cease from Mental Fight,
    Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:
    Till we have built Jerusalem,
    In England's green & pleasant Land."

    sung to music by Sir Hubert Parry is another very well-known unofficial national anthem.
  15. Standard membershavixmir
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    14 Apr '16 13:26
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Duchess64: pedant unable to look beyond the rim of the tea cup.

    Waltzing Matilda is known as the unofficial national anthem of Australia.

    EDIT: no one gave Guppy poo thumbs down for suggesting "Oh flower of Scotland."
    Why would they?
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