National Anthem - Page 3




 
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Boots
 
November 15th, 2004  
beardo
 
God save the queen is the best song to sing along to...especially at the start of a world cup match....you can feeeeel the passion lol
November 15th, 2004  
Ed
 
I think Star Spangled banner is pretty good.
November 16th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
LOL yeah I do agree with that. Also during the match.

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Originally Posted by beardo
God save the queen is the best song to sing along to...especially at the start of a world cup match....you can feeeeel the passion lol
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Boots
November 16th, 2004  
Locke
 
 
not sure if its thier anthem, but my fave piece of music is "scotland the brave"
go the bagpipes!!!
January 4th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Well of course I love "The Star Spangled Banner" of the US but I actually like "America The Beautiful" better and wish that had been chosen as our anthem.

As to other countries, yes, the Soviets had a damn nice anthem, but I'll go along with Dougal on voting for France's "Marseillaise". That's a truly heart soaring tune of liberty.
January 4th, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
i have to say the NZ one (of course) but it sounds better in maori (even though i can't understand what it says...proabaly a straight translation)

my fav part is the third verse in english!

God of nations! at Thy feet
In the bonds of love we meet,
Hear our voices, we entreat,
God defend our Free Land.
Guard Pacific's triple star,
From the shafts of strife and war,
Make her praises heard afar,
God defend New Zealand

Men of ev'ry creed and race
Gather here before Thy face,
Asking Thee to bless this place,
God defend our Free Land.
From dissension, envy, hate,
And corruption guard our State,
Make our country good and great,
God defend New Zealand.

Peace, not war, shall be our boast,
But, should foes assail our coast,
Make us then a mighty host,
God defend our Free Land.
Lord of battles in thy might,
Put our enemies to flight,
Let our cause be just and right,
God defend New Zealand.

Let our love for Thee increase,
May Thy blessings never cease,
Give us plenty, give us peace,
God defend our Free Land.
From dishonour and from shame
Guard our country's spotless name
Crown her with immortal fame,
God defend New Zealand.

May our mountains ever be
Freedom's ramparts on the sea,
Make us faithful unto Thee,
God defend our Free Land.
Guide her in the nations' van,
Preaching love and truth to man,
Working out Thy Glorious plan,
God defend New Zealand

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E Ihoa Atua,
O nga Iwi Matoura,
Ata whaka rongona;
Me aroha noa.
Kia hua ko te pai;
Kia tau to atawhai;
Manaakitia mai
Aotearoa

Ona mano tangata
Kiri whero, kiri ma,
Iwi Maori Pakeha
Repeke katoa,
Nei ka tono ko nga he
Mau e whakaahu ke,
Kia ora marire
Aotearoa

Waiho tona takiwa
Ko te ao marama;
Kia whiti tona ra
Taiawhio noa.
Ko te hae me te ngangau
Meinga kia kore kau;
Waiho i te rongo mau
Aotearoa

Tona pai me toitu;
Tika rawa, pono pu;
Tona noho, tana tu;
Iwi no Ihoa.
Kaua mona whakama;
Kia hau te ingoa;
Kia tu hei tauira;
Aotearoa
January 5th, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
I like the United States national anthem the lyrics are pretty good and song is okay too.

Australia's is quite nice also.
January 5th, 2005  
Vitaly
 
The Soviet National Anthem is my favorite.
January 5th, 2005  
beardo
 
its not an anthem but i like 'Brave Scotland' and also 'Rule Britania'
March 9th, 2005  
SigPig
 
The old Soviet one, followed by the Israeli one.

Apparently the Irish one was a tossup between the current one and "O'Donnell Abu", which is a really kick- tune and lyric, but might have peeved the UK...

J