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    I like the tune of the Italian anthem, but not the words. I can see the Younger Johann Strauss writing that tune.

    My favorite, however, is the New Zealand anthem (the Maori version is a rough translation of the English.


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    Montenegro sure has the most badass:


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    Haha my family has montengro roots...''Ou you bright may dawn''...Roughly translated
    'Listen, Mister god!
    Isn't it boring
    to dip your puffy eyes,
    every day, into a jelly of clouds?'

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    I think some non-official but de facto anthems still work better to reflect the attitude of nations, such as 'Ey Iran' from my country.
    Last edited by Il_Penseroso; Jan-05-2014 at 14:22.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander View Post
    I hate the British National Anthem (God Save The Queen). Let's face it, these first four words alone are problematic for any atheists and republicans, and the tune isn't very elegant.)
    I once heard a couple of Canadian comedians going through "O Canada" and removing all the bits which offend one group or another. "Our home and native land" shuts out immigrants, "True patriot love in all thy sons command" leaves out women, and so on. Finally, all that was left was "O Canada".
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    Quote Originally Posted by brotagonist View Post
    I like O Canada ;-) Actually, while Das Lied der Deutschen used to make me cringe, just a little, I have come to really love it, since I accidentally discovered it in it's original form by Haydn, String Quartet 62, when I bought the Takáks Quartet Op. 76 set about a year ago.
    Not so I'm afraid. The original was a song Haydn wrote called Gott erhalte Franz der Kaiser, and was for & about the Holy Roman Emperor Francis 2. I've heard it & it's good. Haydn altered & re-used the melody in Op76 quartet & in the trumpet concerto.

    A sort of national anthem that I love is The Internationale. I can't link to a youtube version, although there are plenty of them, because I'm in China, where the authorities have been blocking youtube for years. I can, however, get my Chinese family & friends to roar it out with gusto once I've primed them with enough drink, since they were forced to listen to it & learn it by heart at school.

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    The British is the best. It is short!

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    Can't beat the commies at this!



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    My favorites by country. (In no order)

    United States
    USSR
    Canada
    DDR
    Israel
    God Save the Queen

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    The best one was done by jimi hendrix at woodstockAttachment 35234

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmailey View Post
    The best one was done by jimi hendrix at woodstockAttachment 35234
    The glory days!!!!
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmailey View Post
    The best one was done by jimi hendrix at woodstock
    John Adams describes how he was walking back from a wearying class in tone-rows at Harvard and heard this being played from a dorm window. It opened a sudden door in his head.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    John Adams describes how he was walking back from a wearying class in tone-rows at Harvard and heard this being played from a dorm window. It opened a sudden door in his head.
    Well i have it on CD home i saw him play it on youtube.WOW HE GOT SKILLS!!!

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    Until I hear them all, I will reserve my opinion.

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    The Krell's anthem on Altair 4 is pretty good.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

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