Our national anthem…

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…really it’s a bit shit isn’t it?

I suspect we’ve done this before but watching the Olympic medal ceremonies it struck me how it’s nothing do to with the country, but all to do with the monarch. Come on, we’re so much more than that. 

(Also, the first three lines only rhyme because they end with the same effing word!)
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  • scrumhalfscrumhalf Frets: 8466
    It may well be a bit crappy but at least it's short. There are some that go on for about half an hour. 
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  • joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 3852
    Well I'm Welsh, and ours is quality!  I do find the UK anthem a bit meh.  Woo, go Queen...
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  • UnclePsychosisUnclePsychosis Frets: 9538
    A total dirge. 

    When her maj snuffs it we should take the opportunity to bin it. 
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 6778
    Maybe they should use that God awful One Britain One Nation thing they wanted to brainwash the kids with recently?
    I want to be forgotten, and I don't want to be reminded
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 6778
    A total dirge. 

    When her maj snuffs it we should take the opportunity to bin it. 
    Surely they'd just change it to King
    I want to be forgotten, and I don't want to be reminded
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  • AK99AK99 Frets: 444
    Maybe they should use that God awful One Britain One Nation thing they wanted to brainwash the kids with recently?
    Just pray they don't - those corporate anthem type things like the 'Ireland's Call' pox they imposed on us for rugby internationals are beyond awful. 
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  • underdogunderdog Frets: 8330
    joeyowen said:
    Well I'm Welsh, and ours is quality!  I do find the UK anthem a bit meh.  Woo, go Queen...

    As above, being Welsh means we are up there in best anthem and flag. 

    As a side note do England use the UK national anthem or does the UK use England's?
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 9040
    All national anthems suck. It is depressing to think how so many people are taken in by such jingoistic claptrap.

    I agree with Billy Connolly's suggestion that the UK should use Barwick Green (AKA The Archers theme music).
    Be seeing you.
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  • fobfob Frets: 1304
    A total dirge. 

    When her maj snuffs it we should take the opportunity to bin it. 

    The entire monarchy I hope you mean!

    My suggestion for the new national anthem:



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  • GoldenEraGuitarsGoldenEraGuitars Frets: 6900
    tFB Trader
    As a Scot, im rather found of ours ;)

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  • RedlesterRedlester Frets: 722
    The English anthem should be Jerusalem. Epic words tied to a fabulous melody. 

    The best anthem is the Marseillesie  Mayonnaise  the French one. 




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  • TanninTannin Frets: 611
    Yep. It is medium-awful. Mind you I speak as an Australian, a citizen of the only country in the world ever to throw away God Save the Queen and replace it with something even worse.

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  • TenebrousTenebrous Frets: 1183
    Redlester said:
    The English anthem should be Jerusalem. Epic words tied to a fabulous melody. 

    The best anthem is the Marseillesie  Mayonnaise  the French one. 





    Isn't that the tune about killing Austrians? I can't remember =)

    Rule Britannia is a bit of a banger musically. Better than the dreary shite that is GSTQ.
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 6778
    I'm not sure if I've made this up but I believe they can't have Jerusalem because it's not a hymn?
    I want to be forgotten, and I don't want to be reminded
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  • I'm not sure if I've made this up but I believe they can't have Jerusalem because it's not a hymn?
    And implies that Jesus might have visited the Home Counties?
    I'll get a round to buying a 'real' guitar one day.
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 6778
    edited July 26
    I'm not sure if I've made this up but I believe they can't have Jerusalem because it's not a hymn?
    And implies that Jesus might have visited the Home Counties?
    It was about Joseph of Arimathea actually, not Jesus. But basically it's asking did he come to England bringing heaven amongst this shit hole? And heavily implied that the answer was in fact... No

    A hymn is a prayer to God or in praise of god, neither of which Jerusalem can be described as
    I want to be forgotten, and I don't want to be reminded
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  • merlinmerlin Frets: 4198
    How about....?


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  • KilgoreKilgore Frets: 4729
     New national anthem? I'll just leave this here. 



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  • merlinmerlin Frets: 4198
    Kilgore said:
     New national anthem? I'll just leave this here. 



    Boots Randolph, Yakety Sax? No words. 
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  • KilgoreKilgore Frets: 4729
    merlin said:
    Kilgore said:
     New national anthem? I'll just leave this here. 



    Boots Randolph, Yakety Sax? No words. 
    Most people only know the first couple of lines to the current one anyway, they mumble the rest.
     We could get Alan Bennett to come up with some words. 
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