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Thread #89237   Message #1686805
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
06-Mar-06 - 07:05 PM
Thread Name: Tune Add: The tops in National Anthems
Subject: RE: Tune Add: The tops in National Anthems
My father had a piece of hand written piano score entitled 'The Japanese Anthem' - it consisted mainly of a set of chords and their related arpeggios. I never got an explanation as to where it originated, but I sensed it was a WWII 'parody piece' - it was much in the same class of music as 'chopsticks' or 'down at pappa joes' - dead easy for 'non-musos' to play on the piano.

My dad was in the RAF in WWII - and served in England/Scotland up to V.E. day, then came back to Australia till V.P. day - meeting with USAF pilots there.