- Americanised National Anthem (rant)
We’ve got the worlds worst National anthem anyway – so it would be hard to make it any worse. Makes my skin crawl every time I here it – nothing to do with Britain or the British people just about the queen. It should be renamed the queen’s anthem as it’s very little to do with the nation or the people.Posted 4 years agoinstant hitMember
Just been to daughters sports day in Primary school and they sang the National Anthem with their right hands over there heart!?Posted 4 years ago
I have enough of a probelm that they have to sing it at every event we attend but the hands on heart thing was just made me want to cringe.
Anyone else come across this?
Are we just turning into another state of the US?stevomcdSubscriber
We’ve got the worlds worst National anthem anyway – so it would be hard to make it any worse
Whether it’s the worst or not, we surely share position with Lichtenstein, who use the same tune for theirs.
Caused a minor issue when Lichtenstein played Scotland recently! Scots fans, unfairly IMO, accused of booing and not respecting the Lichtenstein anthem. I think probably more a case of genuine confusion and a belief that some cock-up had lead to it being played for the Scotland team (which would indeed be booed, and rightly so).Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
Hands on hearts is a bit jingoistic, but then jingoism seems quite popular these days…
Lets be pedantic and point out that England (which I’m assuming we are talking about here) has no National Anthem…
God Save the Queen is the British National Anthem, and although other countries within Britain have specific Anthems of their own, the English do not.
Then I think an E-petition is in order nominating something as an “English National Anthem”
Any Proposals?Posted 4 years agoIHNMember
One that mentioned Britain & the British people perhaps
I’ll think you’ll find that ours already mentions the Scots
Lord grant that Marshal Wade
May by thy mighty aid
May he sedition hush,
And like a torrent rush,
Rebellious Scots to crush.
God save the Queen!
🙂Posted 4 years ago
Lots of other national anthems mention their country and people.
Not Britain or Brits though 😉
My view is that it matters little how ‘good’ the anthem is, what the lyrics are or how catchy the tune is. The point is its ours, and its what we play when we are proud of ourselves as a nation. When I hear it, makes me feel proud.Posted 4 years ago
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