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12-08-2013, 06:44 PM
RE: Your national anthem
I don't understand all the complaints about "God Save the Queen" I always have liked the Sex Pistols version of it.

Odd bit of US trivia. For a number of years the man who sung the national anthem prior to Golden State Warriors games would sing the 2nd or 3rd verse (too many years ago so even seeing the lyrics I cannot remember which it was). It would sometimes freak people out who were not aware of what was going on. Generally all that is ever sung is the first verse.
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13-08-2013, 12:00 PM
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(06-08-2013 02:01 PM)nach_in Wrote:  ...I'm the only spanish speaking member of this forum...

Mentira. I'm here, I just lurk a lot.

Here's Charly's version of our anthem. They played it at a school event one day and noone knew how to sing it, we just all awkwardly stood there for four minutes. Fun times.




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13-08-2013, 03:01 PM
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Hey! I didn't know you were here... or did I? no I didn't, I think I remember your sig though Smile

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24-08-2013, 10:36 AM
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I'm from Singapore and my national anthem is in malay, called 'Majulah Singapura' or 'Onward Singapore' in English



Malay is the original language (we were once part of Malaysia, now chinese, like myself, are the majority), even though English is the most common language for working and official use.

It is kinda short and a lil repetitive, but it's very inspiring.

English lyrics

Come, fellow Singaporeans
Let us progress towards happiness together
May our noble aspiration bring
Singapore success

Come, let us unite
In a new spirit
Together we proclaim
Onward Singapore
Onward Singapore

Come, let us unite
In a new spirit
Together we proclaim
Onward Singapore
Onward Singapore

Music is my religion
- Jimi Hendrix
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24-08-2013, 11:02 AM
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That's my anthem.

It's quite 'meh' in my opinion; then again, I generally ignore national anthems anyway, serve no helpful purpose...

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24-08-2013, 12:10 PM
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(24-08-2013 10:36 AM)guitarist Wrote:  I'm from Singapore and my national anthem is in malay, called 'Majulah Singapura' or 'Onward Singapore' in English



Malay is the original language (we were once part of Malaysia, now chinese, like myself, are the majority), even though English is the most common language for working and official use.

It is kinda short and a lil repetitive, but it's very inspiring.

English lyrics

Come, fellow Singaporeans
Let us progress towards happiness together
May our noble aspiration bring
Singapore success

Come, let us unite
In a new spirit
Together we proclaim
Onward Singapore
Onward Singapore

Come, let us unite
In a new spirit
Together we proclaim
Onward Singapore
Onward Singapore

... and very significantly, there is no mention of any deity.

Ditto for the land of my fathers ...





Cymraeg

Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion enwogion o fri
Ei gwrol ryfelwr, gwlad garwyr tra mad
Tros ryddid collasant eu gwaed.

Gwlad Gwlad,
Pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad,
Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau
O bydded i'r hen iaith barhau

English:

Land of my Fathers, O land of the free,
A land of poets and minstrels, famed men.
Her brave warriors, patriots much blessed,
It was for freedom that they lost their blood.

Wales! Wales!,
I am devoted to my country.
So long as the sea is a wall to this fair beautiful land,
May the ancient language remain.

btw, I don't know if I dreamt it... Does anyone recall a Rugby World Cup (hosted in Oz, I think, given I was watching from England at some stupid time in the morning) when the ignorant band struck up God Save The Queen for the Welsh team anthem.
There was a silence in the crowd and then a slow swell of song from the handful (seemingly) of Welsh who had traversed the globe to be there.

The swell rose to the level in the above vid and drowned out the band.

I have never been particularly patriotic but I confess it was a blub-moment.

Hobo

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24-08-2013, 12:18 PM
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I'm an American but I always like to hear "Oh, Canada." Mainly because it meant that the hockey game was going to start.
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24-08-2013, 12:24 PM
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Come on DLJ, don't be coy.

Alright then, I'll do it on your behalf. Ladies and gentlemen, here is DLJ's national anthem.




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24-08-2013, 12:29 PM (This post was last modified: 24-08-2013 12:39 PM by Dark Light.)
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Alright, I'm gonna mix it up a bit. Here is one of my state's official songs, and the one everyone knows.





Yes, it supports most of the stereotypes you've heard. Moonshine, lack of technology, banjos, fiddles, and mandolins. And every Tennessean knows it. At least I think our state song is a lot more honest than any national anthem I've ever heard. I kinda like it as well.

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24-08-2013, 01:01 PM
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(24-08-2013 12:24 PM)Dark Light Wrote:  Come on DLJ, don't be coy.

Alright then, I'll do it on your behalf. Ladies and gentlemen, here is DLJ's national anthem.




Not being coy, dude.

Just didn't want to repeat the post two above mine.

For completeness, though, here's the one from my mother's side of the family.

No, not Fiddler On The Roof...

Tedious stuff compared to the Welsh one but again (proudly) no mention of any gods.





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