National Anthems

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  1. darkangelwitch
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    It really peeked my interest, why do we only sing the first verse of our national anthem (probably coz we don know all the words because they are so rarely used)

    This is our anthem in its entirety, would be interesting to see yours so lets have some fun and try so sing each others anthems in their entirety LOL

    God Save the Queen

    God save our gracious Queen
    Long live our noble Queen
    God save the Queen
    Send her victorious
    Happy and glorious
    Long to reign over us
    God save the Queen

    O Lord our God arise
    Scatter her enemies
    And make them fall
    Confound their politics
    Frustrate their knavish tricks
    On Thee our hopes we fix
    God save us all

    Thy choicest gifts in store
    On her be pleased to pour
    Long may she reign
    May she defend our laws
    And ever give us cause
    To sing with heart and voice
    God save the Queen

    Not in this land alone
    But be God's mercies known
    From shore to shore
    Lord make the nations see
    That men should brothers be
    And form one family
    The wide world over

    From every latent foe
    From the assassins blow
    God save the Queen
    O'er her thine arm extend
    For Britain's sake defend
    Our mother, prince, and friend
    God save the Queen

    Dark Angelwitch (Surrey)
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    Lyrics O Canada (English version)

    O Canada!
    Our home and native land!
    True patriot love in all thy sons command.

    With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
    The True North strong and free!

    From far and wide,
    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

    God keep our land glorious and free!
    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

    Lyrics O Canada (French version)

    « O Canada! Terre de nos aïeux,
    Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!

    Car ton bras sait porter l'épée,
    Il sait porter la croix!

    Ton histoire est une épopée
    Des plus brillants exploits.

    Et ta valeur, de foi trempée,
    Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

    Protégera nos foyers et nos droits. »

    Lyrics O Canada (Bilingual version - non official)

    O Canada! Our home and native land!
    True patriot love in all thy sons command,

    Car ton bras sait porter l'épée,
    Il sait porter la croix!

    Ton histoire est une épopée
    Des plus brillants exploits,

    God keep our land glorious and free!
    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

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    Star spangled banner (America national anthem) lyrics


    Oh say can you see
    By the dawns early light
    What so proudly we hailed
    At the twilight's last gleaming
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars
    Thru the perilous fight
    O'er the ramparts we watched
    We're so gallantly streaming
    And the rockets red glare
    The bombs bursting in air
    Give proof through the night
    That our flag was still there
    Oh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave o'er the land of the free
    And the home of the brave
    On the shore dimly seen
    Through the mists of the deep
    Where the foes haughty host
    In dread silence reposes
    Which is that which the breeze
    O'er the towering steep
    As it fitfully blows
    Half conceals half discloses
    Now it catches the gleam
    Of the mornings first beam
    In full glory reflected
    Now shines on the stream
    'tis the star-spangled banner
    Oh long may it wave
    O'er the land of the free
    And the home of the brave
    When our land is illumined
    With libertys smile
    If a foe from within
    Strikes a glow at her glory
    Down down with the traitor
    That dares to defile
    The flag of the stars
    And the page of her story
    And the millions unchained who their birthright hath gained
    We will keep her bright blazon forever unstained
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    While the land of the free is the home of the brave
    Oh thus be it ever when freemen shall stand between their loved home
    And the wars desolation blest with victory and peace may the hea'vn rescued land
    Praise the power that hath made and preserved us a nation
    Then conquer we must when our cause it is just
    And this be our motto in God is our trust
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave
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    How interesting, 1st about a person the queen, 2nd about the country, 3rd about the flag.

    Wonder what else we will get with more anthems :)

    Dark Angelwitch (Surrey)
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    Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit
    für das deutsche Vaterland!
    Danach lasst uns alle streben
    Brüderlich mit Herz und Hand!
    Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit
    Sind des Glückes Unterpfand;
    Blüh' im Glanze dieses Glückes,
    Blühe, deutsches Vaterland.

    Unity and law and freedom
    For the German Fatherland
    Let us all strive for that
    In brotherhood with heart and hand!
    Unity and law and freedom
    Are the foundation for happiness
    Bloom in the glow of happiness
    Bloom, German Fatherland.

    ☠ stay safe ☠ stay legal ☠
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    FLOWER OF SCOTLAND
    Oh Flower of Scotland when will we see yer likes again
    That fought and died for yer wee bit hill and glen
    And stood against him,
    Proud Edwards army,and sent him homeward tae think again.

    Those hills are bare now and autumn leaves lie thick and still,for a land that is lost now that oh so dearly held

    And stood against him
    Proud Edwards army and sent him homeward tae think again.
    Those days are past now,and in the past they must remain,
    But we can still rise now and be A NATION again
    And stood against him
    Proud Edwards army and sent him homeward tae think again

    Nothing more rousing than Singing this in a packed Murrayfield just b4 Scotland rugby team play
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    YouTube video with our national anthem I made
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    Ours is Advance Australia Fair, although it has 5 verses we only really sing 2 and others may be surprised there are more and what is unusual is that the 1st and 3rd verses are the ones recognized.

    Originally ours was 'God Save The Queen' but then changed many years ago.

    For tune......http://advanceaustraliafair.org/advance_australia_fair_vocal.mp3.

    Australians all let us rejoice
    For we are young and free
    With golden soil and wealth for toil
    Our home is girt by sea
    Our land abounds in Nature's gifts
    Of beauty rich and rare
    In history's page, let every stage
    Advance Australia fair
    In joyful strains then let us sing
    Advance Australia fair

    Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
    We'll toil with hearts and hands
    To make this Commonwealth of ours
    Renowned of all the lands
    For those who've come across the seas
    We've boundless plains to share
    With courage let us all combine
    To advance Australia fair
    In joyful strains then let us sing
    Advance Australia fair

    The full version

    Verse 1

    Australians all let us rejoice,
    For we are young and free;
    We've golden soil and wealth for toil;
    Our home is girt by sea;
    Our land abounds in nature's gifts
    Of beauty rich and rare;
    In history's page, let every stage
    Advance Australia Fair.
    In joyful strains then let us sing,
    Advance Australia Fair.

    Verse 2

    When gallant Cook from Albion sail'd,
    To trace wide oceans o'er,
    True British courage bore him on,
    Till he landed on our shore.
    Then here he raised Old England's flag,
    The standard of the brave;
    With all her faults we love her still,
    "Britannia rules the wave!"
    In joyful strains then let us sing
    "Advance Australia fair!"

    Verse 3

    Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
    We'll toil with hearts and hands;
    To make this Commonwealth of ours
    Renowned of all the lands;
    For those who've come across the seas
    We've boundless plains to share;
    With courage let us all combine
    To Advance Australia Fair.
    In joyful strains then let us sing,
    Advance Australia Fair.

    Verse 4

    While other nations of the globe
    Behold us from afar,
    We'll rise to high renown and shine
    Like our glorious southern star;
    From England, Scotia, Erin's Isle,
    Who come our lot to share,
    Let all combine with heart and hand
    To advance Australia fair!
    In joyful strains then let us sing
    "Advance Australia fair!"

    Verse 5

    Shou'd foreign foe e'er sight our coast,
    Or dare a foot to land,
    We'll rouse to arms like sires of yore
    To guard our native strand;
    Brittannia then shall surely know,
    Beyond wide ocean's roll,
    Her sons in fair Australia's land
    Still keep a British soul.
    In joyful strains the let us sing
    "Advance Australia fair!"
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