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Who has the Best or Worst National Anthem in the World ………. ?   [Copy link] 中文

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I was just watching the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee being broadcast live from Londonistan, and they played the English National Anthem several times. It was at that point I decided that this must be one of the worst quasi-National Anthems in the world. “God bless our gracious, long live our noble queen………” ??  {:soso_e119:}



I mean what is that all about, especially if like me you think the Queen and her family are just parasites on the British populace put there by old fashioned privilege …………. ?



What about the actual country like some other great tunes,or what about the people who make up that place and pay for all that nonsense …………?    {:soso_e103:}


The real tune that should be the National Anthem of Britainis Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance, and is almost a banned tune in Britain because the Sooties don’t like it, as it reminds them of colonial times when they were mere servants  ………   {:soso_e122:}


Oh well and here is the verse of the former  ………


Land of Hope and Glory, Mother of the Free,
How shall we extol thee, who are born of thee?
Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set;
God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet,
God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet.


Incidentally, before you criticize me for not being ‘patriotic’ then you should know that in a 2006 poll 55% of Brits thought the same as me ………


But like just about everything in a spectator democracy it does not count ……….  {:soso_e116:}





What is your best or worst National Anthem and is it from your own country ……… ?     {:soso_e177:}







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And the rain still drives down on this event (pageant)  ..........

Oh! The weather in Britain .............   



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Well, lyrics aside, I do love the British anthem. Then again I discovered it through the rock band Queen :) Plus it was written by a Frenchman as a consequence of an anal fistula , what's not to love ?

I find the Russian anthem to be the best national anthem.

I do enjoy the Portuguese anthem (even though it calls for the destruction of the United Kingdom ).

And well, shoot me three times but I do find the US anthem very beautiful.

As for the French anthem, I personally find it very rousing, it is very understandable why it was a revolutionary song first. What a pity people do not really understand the lyrics nor know the whole song (we only sing the first verse and the chorus)

According to rankopedia dot org the top 25 is as follow :

1. France
2. Russia
3. USA
4. Germany
5. Italy
6. Brazil
7. Mexico
8. Canada
9. Colombia
10. United Kingdom
11. Ireland
12. Spain
13. Hungary
14. Argentina
15. Israel
16. Portugal
17. India
18. Japan
19. Chile
20. Scotland
21. Poland
22. Bolivia
23. Australia
24. Peru
25. Norway
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Post time 2012-6-4 01:43:19 |Display all floors
Does this Anglo tea chat deserve to be posted in the "World Affairs' section?
I think not!

Next time try the Fun section.

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expatter Post time: 2012-6-4 00:45
And the rain still drives down on this event (pageant)  ..........

Oh! The weather in Britain ..... ...

Not that I disliked "Land of Hope and Glory",
but for the purpose of the current days of celebration, I shall agree to God save the Queen being deffo one of the best.

If you don't like the Monarchy, you don't have to watch the Jubilee, that's your personal choice.
Since you watched it, you may notice that apparantly there are even still white people in London, if that pleases you, aside from the few in Westminster and the City.

As for generally the best:

Star Sprangled Banner and Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit,
by the electric guitar orchestra,
playing in the air with the force of thousend suns,
with Millions and tens of millions of eagles overhead,
flying in formation,
and freedom haters collectively dropping down with cardiac arrests.
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Actually, provided you changed the words "France" and "Frenchmen" to China and "Chinese" the Marseillaise would make a great Chinese national anthem :)

Arise, children of the Motherland,
The day of glory has arrived!
Against us tyranny
Raises its bloody banner (repeat)
Do you hear, in the countryside,
The roar of those ferocious soldiers?
They're coming right into your arms
To cut the throats of your sons and women!
       
To arms, citizens,
Form your battalions,
Let's march, let's march!
Let an impure blood
Water our furrows!
       
What does this horde of slaves,
Of traitors and conjured kings want?
For whom are these vile chains,
These long-prepared irons? (repeat)
Chinese, for us, ah! What outrage
What fury it must arouse!
It is us they dare plan
To return to the old slavery!
       
Chorus
       
What! Foreign cohorts
Would make the law in our homes!
What! These mercenary phalanxes
Would strike down our proud warriors! (repeat)
Great God ! By chained hands
Our brows would yield under the yoke
Vile despots would have themselves
The masters of our destinies!
       
Chorus
       
Tremble, tyrants and you traitors
The shame of all parties,
Tremble! Your parricidal schemes
Will finally receive their reward! (repeat)
Everyone is a soldier to combat you
If they fall, our young heroes,
The earth will produce new ones,
Ready to fight against you!
       
Chorus
       
Chinese, as magnanimous warriors,
You bear or hold back your blows!
You spare those sorry victims,
Who arm against us with regret. (repeat)
But not these bloodthirsty despots,
These accomplices of Jiang Jieshi,
All these tigers who, mercilessly,
Rip their mother's breast!
       
Chorus
       
Sacred love of the Motherland,
Lead, support our avenging arms
Liberty, cherished Liberty,
Fight with thy defenders! (repeat)
Under our flags, shall victory
Hurry to thy manly accents,
That thy expiring enemies,
See thy triumph and our glory!
       
Chorus

We shall enter the (military) career
When our elders are no longer there,
There we shall find their dust
And the trace of their virtues (repeat)
Much less keen to survive them
Than to share their coffins,
We shall have the sublime pride
Of avenging or following them
       
Chorus
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MisterPanda Post time: 2012-6-4 01:35
Well, lyrics aside, I do love the British anthem. Then again I discovered it through the rock band Q ...

You are so 'cool' and thank you for that ............   

As an English pig I find it difficult to like anything French ..........

But what makes a National Anthem great .........

I mean with the Brits WTF is "God save our gracious queen' .........

There is not one single word there that makes any sense  ......  


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