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Thread #45990   Message #680851
Posted By: alanabit
01-Apr-02 - 02:30 PM
Thread Name: Politically incorrect national anthems 2
Subject: RE: Politically incorrect national anthems 2
I think it was Joe Klein's biography that pointed out that Bing Crosby recorded "This Land is Your Land", blithely unaware that it was intended as a Marxist response to "God Bless America". Of course, two crucial verses were missing.I was rather pleased when Bruce Springsteen quite deliberately restored them when he recorded the song a few years back. My favourite Scottish nationalistic song is Bert Jansch's "Caledonia", which is not a nationalistic rant, but a quiet, albeit sentimental assertion of all that the writer likes best about his homeland. I have got a lot of time for that sort of nationalism.