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National Anthems (Part II)

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SeaJayPea | 12:18 Thu 02nd Sep 2010 | Sport
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With due deference to propergomper whose post started me off

It really gets up my nose that the FA and the RFU etc use God Save The Queen as the English National Anthem. It's not. There actually isn't one. GSTQ is the British one. I'd like to see Jerusalem or Land of Hope and Glory. Any other suggestions?


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Jerusalem is very stirring and would get my vote.
greensleeves ???
God Save the Queen may be the British National anthem, but it is anti Scots. I agree with you Jerusalem would be a good English National anthem
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They do use Jerusalem at Twickenham, but as part of the pre-match entertainment, so to speak. Makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck. Doing it after the Haka would give the All Blacks something to think about.
how is it anti scots?
Last verse zzxxee
i will have a look count a strong
Lord grant that Marshal Wade
May by thy mighty aid
Victory bring
May he sedition hush
And like a torrent rush
Rebellious Scots to crush
God save the Queen
The last verse is:

Lord, grant that Marshal Wade,
May by thy mighty aid,
Victory bring.
May he sedition hush,
and like a torrent rush,
Rebellious Scots to crush,
God save the King.
oh dear not nice x
i still say greensleeves for a english anthem
They also play Jerusalem at England cricket Test matches.

I dont think the FA would ever use it at football matches.
The majority of the present players,especially Rooney,struggle with GSTQ.
That last verse is only anti-"rebellious Scots".

Those who stay in line, behave themselves and are content to simply draw their bounty under the Barnett Formula have nothing to fear.
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Jerusalem for me, too!

What REALLY annoys me about the National Anthem is that it appears to be more about praising a person (the King/Queen) rather than a nation.
I'd like to see the crowd howling Greensleeves before England played the All Blacks - with an orchestra of 50 virginals and a couple of shawms and sackbuts and maybe some morris dancers on the field... really put terror into the heart of the opposition, that would.

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