Do you know your national anthem off by heart?

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    Aug 28, 2013 9:30 PM GMT
    I only know my anthem in Gaelic, and I don't know the british national anthem other than it has a line that is racist against scottish people lol

    Do you know your nations anthem? Can you tell us any trivia about it and what it is about?
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    Aug 28, 2013 9:55 PM GMT
    I adore our national anthem (USA) and find it very chilling. I love the fact that it is next to impossible to sing and I love the fact that the music was taken from a drinking song from an old opera (called "Buxom Jane" which I actually saw years ago).
    I do not remember all three verses anymore. In fact sometimes I forget when I'm singing just the first.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Aug 28, 2013 9:58 PM GMT
    Not word for word ... but I can fake it pretty good

    Jose' can you see by the don's girly might
    What loudly we wail at the twilight last gleaming
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    Aug 29, 2013 2:38 AM GMT
    Of course. What kind of American would I be if I did not? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 29, 2013 2:42 AM GMT
    I know the first verse of ours, its HIGHLY un Australian to know the second verse.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Aug 29, 2013 2:46 AM GMT
    Of course.

    "O thus be it ev-
    -ver when free shall stand
    Between their lov-ed homes
    And the war's desolation
    Blessed with vic'try and peace
    May the heav'n-rescued land
    Praise the power that hath made
    And preserved us a nation

    Then conquer we must
    When our cause it is just
    And this be out mot-to:
    In God is our trust

    And the star-spangled banner
    In triumph shalt wave
    O'er the land of the free
    And the home of the brave"
  • deep388

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    Aug 29, 2013 2:47 AM GMT
    Yes I do. It is sung both in the indigenous maori language and then in English (it starts off sung in Maori first, and then in English).

    "God Save the Queen" is also officially the other national anthem of New Zealand, though it's not in usage.





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    Aug 29, 2013 3:11 AM GMT
    Yeah of course

  • deep388

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    Aug 29, 2013 3:17 AM GMT
    gta5iscomingin19days saidhell no and i'm not ashamed to say it either.


    I'm not even American and I know it off by heart. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 29, 2013 3:26 AM GMT
    Pretty pathetic if American citizens don't.Yes I do.Ryan.
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    Aug 29, 2013 3:32 AM GMT
    I know O Canada in French and English. God save the queen and Jerusalem. I think that covers me as a good Canadian, I even know the star spangled banner which is amazing since I don't watch any sports.
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    Aug 29, 2013 3:33 AM GMT
    deep388 said
    gta5iscomingin19days saidhell no and i'm not ashamed to say it either.


    I'm not even American and I know it off by heart. icon_wink.gif


    Wow, look at you, you overachiever. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 29, 2013 3:56 AM GMT
    Yes it is embed in my brain forever. The tune alone will help you remember if you happened to forget a verse or two.
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    Aug 29, 2013 3:59 AM GMT
    And I know my club anthem is "Pop That" by French Montana.

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    Aug 29, 2013 4:08 AM GMT
    I'm a naturalized American citizen and I know the anthem.
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    Aug 29, 2013 4:37 AM GMT
    No, I forgot it by now icon_sad.gif. I used to sing the Mexican national anthem when I was in elementary school back in Mexico.
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    Aug 29, 2013 7:55 AM GMT
    I know the Welsh national anthem in Welsh and English.

    In my native Welsh;

    Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
    Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri;
    Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mad,
    Dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed.
    (Cytgan - Chorus)
    Gwlad, gwlad, pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad.
    Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau,
    O bydded i'r hen iaith barhau.
    (Ail Bennill - Second stanza)
    Hen Gymru fynyddig, paradwys y bardd,
    Pob dyffryn, pob clogwyn, i'm golwg sydd hardd;
    Trwy deimlad gwladgarol, mor swynol yw si
    Ei nentydd, afonydd, i mi.
    (Cytgan - Chorus)
    (Trydydd Pennill - Third stanza)
    Os treisiodd y gelyn fy ngwlad tan ei droed,
    Mae hen iaith y Cymry mor fyw ag erioed,
    Ni luddiwyd yr awen gan erchyll law brad,
    Na thelyn berseiniol fy ngwlad.
    (Cytgan - Chorus)

    A rough English translation.

    The land of my fathers, the land of my choice,
    The land in which poets and minstrels rejoice;
    The land whose stern warriors were true to the core,
    While bleeding for freedom of yore.
    Wales! Wales! fav'rite land of Wales!
    While sea her wall, may naught befall
    To mar the old language of Wales.
    Old mountainous Cambria, the Eden of bards,
    Each hill and each valley, excite my regards;
    To the ears of her patriots how charming still seems
    The music that flows in her streams.
    My country tho' crushed by a hostile array,
    The language of Cambria lives out to this day;
    The muse has eluded the traitors' foul knives,
    The harp of my country survives.
  • SargeKO

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    Aug 29, 2013 7:58 AM GMT
    All four verses of the US anthem, and both of the Lithuanian anthem.
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    Aug 29, 2013 8:01 AM GMT
    nkosi sekelela iafrika, maluphakanyiswe udumo lwayo, izwa imithandazo yethu, nkosi sekelela, thina luswapho lwayo. this is the first verse of south african national anthem. Which means GOd bless africa.
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    Aug 29, 2013 8:03 AM GMT
    I know la Marseillaise almost by heart. I like it because it's super violent. It is about spreading our ennemies' blood on the side of our roads.
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    Aug 29, 2013 8:08 AM GMT
    yes, I learned it by heart in Jr high school! Lol, I don't often get on stage and sing it in public though!
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    Aug 29, 2013 8:10 AM GMT
    wait... doesn't everyone?
  • Garou29

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    Aug 29, 2013 8:24 AM GMT
    Duh!

    Chunda, chunda, tachunda chunda chunda chunda chunda chún, tachunda chunda chún.
    Chunda, tachunda, tachunda, tachún.
    Tachunda chunda chún tachunda chunda chún.

    (Spain)

    Our national anthem had lyrics with Franco during the dictatorship. In democracy our anthem has no lyrics, so we do our best to look solemn while it sounds.
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    Aug 29, 2013 8:28 AM GMT
    Garou27 saidDuh!

    Chunda, chunda, tachunda chunda chunda chunda chunda chún, tachunda chunda chún.
    Chunda, tachunda, tachunda, tachún.
    Tachunda chunda chún tachunda chunda chún.

    (Spain)


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    Aug 29, 2013 8:40 AM GMT

    The best rendition ever of the American anthem.