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Thread #162339   Message #3863214
Posted By: Sandra in Sydney
28-Jun-17 - 12:52 AM
Thread Name: Compulsory enthusiasm-national anthems
Subject: RE: Compulsory enthusiasm
not only enthusiasm but sticking to the exact beat (hmmm)

oh, dear I hope it doesn't come in here - most Aussies can sing the first verse & can mumble bits of the second verse, with more mumbling than words ...

Forgotten verses of Advance Australia Fair we'd be embarrassed to sing today IF THERE'S one tune we're going to hear a lot of today, aside from the winner of the Triple J Hottest 100 of course, it's the Australian national anthem.

With backs straight and heads held high, many of us will prepare to belt it out, only to suddenly realise we've forgotten every second word and therefore proceed to mumble our way through the thing. Apart from "girt by sea". Everyone remembers that line even if no one quite understands what it means. (read on)

Advance Australia Fair lyrics & info

sandra (who certainly knows "girt by sea", & even what it means - we are an island continent, but had forgotten it was once the third verse ...)