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Thread #90024   Message #1704017
Posted By: M.Ted
27-Mar-06 - 03:53 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: National Anthem of the Soviet Union
Subject: RE: Chord Req: National Anthem of the Soviet Union
The melody to which you refer (in the 1812 overture) is the old Anthem of the Tsar which represents the Tsar's armies, in the same fashion that Le Marseilles represents Napoleon's armies--
A contemporary interpolation of this sort is the inclusion of the Soviet Anthem in the Pet Shop Boys verion of the Village People's "Go West", which sounds so much like it belongs there that it is a bit surprising to check the original and discover that it is not--