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i like advance australia fair personally
i know lots of people think we should change it to waltzing matilda, but seriously its about stealing sheep... not at all patriotic lol

plus there are about a hundred really rude versions...

the french anthem sounds cool even tho i dont have a clue wat it says
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'Hen wlad fy nhadau', the Welsh one!

The English (or British - it doesn't really matter.. :f) one pales in comparison.
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I like the Mexican one for some reason. Croatian one is pretty good too.
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(Original post by Libertin du Nord)
Well, considering England didn't exist back then...

...aside from that, don't be so cynical! They might have!
It seems highly unlikely. And we know for SURE that Jerusalem WASN'T builded there among these dark Satanic mills. There'd be evidence! And we know where Jerusalem is! It's in Jerusalem!
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'Hen wlad fy nhadau', the Welsh one!
Finally someone mentioned Mae hen wlad fy nhadau! It's not just because I'm welsh but I find that anthem really moving

The French and Australian ones are also very good

I don't particularly like "God Save the Queen" but maybe that's because I don't know all the words
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The best one: California Uber Alles :eek: :p:
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I think I've only heard one entirely. And that's the American National Anthem. After saying it everyday in school since I was 6, I've come to despise that Anthem, very much. It's too loooong.

Other than that, I've heard a bit of God Save the Queen, which is much better imo.
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Poland's is good.
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(Original post by soulofanewmachine)
And we know for SURE that Jerusalem WASN'T builded there among these dark Satanic mills. There'd be evidence! And we know where Jerusalem is! It's in Jerusalem!
Well, there is that issue, I suppose.
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(Original post by soulofanewmachine)
It seems highly unlikely. And we know for SURE that Jerusalem WASN'T builded there among these dark Satanic mills. There'd be evidence! And we know where Jerusalem is! It's in Jerusalem!
Can I point out, as a disinterested observer, that William Blake was quite probably working with metaphor :rolleyes:
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(Original post by Jayk Bakner)
Can I point out, as a disinterested observer, that William Blake was quite probably working with metaphor :rolleyes:

Damn. No wonder I failed my English Literature A-Level ...


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Damn. No wonder I failed my English Literature A-Level ...


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Me too! I think we all deserve cookies. Who's baking 'em?
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The English (or British - it doesn't really matter.. :f) one pales in comparison.
Wales as a nation pales in comparison to just about anything, even sausages.
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I'm from India and our one is 'Jana Gana Mana' - it sounds like all the other Indian songs out there
Amazing
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Change the anthem, *******s, god save the queen have some respect for the lady
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Stupid question but if Charles becomes King, will the anthem change?
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Yes. It'll be silly asking God to save the Queen when she's dead already ...
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It changes with who is on the throne.
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(Original post by Jayk Bakner)
Can I point out, as a disinterested observer, that William Blake was quite probably working with metaphor :rolleyes:
Well, I think it's possible Blake actually believed the legend of Christ's visit to Britain. Personally I'd rather like to myself. Then again, I have a tendency for believing things that I think are simply pleasant ideas; not that it's a fault as such, I think it's as good a basis as any for belief...

(Original post by Journey)
Stupid question but if Charles becomes King, will the anthem change?
According to Wikipedia (with very little basis, I believe) the official name of The National Anthem remains God Save the King even when the lyrics are changed for a Queen. But yes, it changes, unless of course he becomes a trannie. Which is a revolting thought.

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Wales as a nation pales in comparison to just about anything, even sausages.
Ah, but sausages are very good indeed. Wales... not so much.
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God Defend New Zealand is a really nice tune, rather less martial fare than most European anthems, but damn good all the same. Advance Australia Fair is good, too. Finally, Unionist I may be, but Amhrán na bhFiann is a crackin' anthem; rousing, tuneful and played at Landsdowne Road/Croke Park when O'Driscoll's lads take to the field. What more could you want?
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