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Thread #45506   Message #674548
Posted By: allie kiwi
22-Mar-02 - 11:18 PM
Thread Name: Politically incorrect national anthems
Subject: RE: Politically incorrect national anthems
Thanks, Pooka, you guessed correct *grin*. As I pointed out to someone else - it's either that or I'm obsessed with green hairy fruit!

One of my favourite anthems would be the Star Spangled Banner, never had any trouble singing it myself, but I guess it depends what key it is in. I didn't realise I knew so many anthems until I came to this thread!

I've always like God Defend New Zealand - all the versus, since they seem to fit out 'peace, not war' nuclear free status etc. Unfortunately we never seem to sing more than the first couple, since we also have to sing it in Maori. If it gets sung too slowly it can sound awfully dirge-like as well.

And for any lurking Aussies - please see no mention of sheep therein! *childishly pokes out tongue*

going off singing 'And the band played waltzing matilda...'