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Thread #89237 Message #1683016
Posted By: Splott Man
02-Mar-06 - 04:14 AM
Thread Name: Tune Add: The tops in National Anthems
Subject: RE: Tune Add: The tops in National Anthems
I've always felt God Save The Queen was a limp anthem. During the 6 nations rugby tournament, every home nation gets it's own anthem, but England has to put up with the British anthem, not stirring in the least. Billy Connolly had the right idea, play the Archers theme, that'll get them up and going!
My favourite is a toss up between Wales and France. Mind you Marvin Gaye's version of the American anthem takes some beating.
Incidentally the late Tich Gwilym (Welsh session man and rock guitar hero) used to do a marvellous "Hendrix" on Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau.