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Thread #89237   Message #1686851
Posted By: GUEST,thurg
06-Mar-06 - 07:56 PM
Thread Name: Tune Add: The tops in National Anthems
Subject: RE: Tune Add: The tops in National Anthems
Paul - Thanks for the info. and link. When I heard the Saami anthem before, it was sung by a single voice in a simple style, which I prefer to the choral version, although I must say that the singing is beautiful on that recording.

As for the triteness of the lyrics - oh well, I don't think we expect much of either depth or honesty in the lyrics of national anthems - after all, O Canada claims that our hearts are "glowing" rather than "freezing" ...