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Thread #162339 Message #3863262
Posted By: Senoufou
28-Jun-17 - 07:24 AM
Thread Name: Compulsory enthusiasm-national anthems
Subject: RE: Compulsory enthusiasm-national anthems
I believe it is Tunesmith.
As Connelly says, "Don't get me wrong, I agree the Queen should be saved. And if so, then God's the very chap." He goes on to explain how awful it is however, especially at ceremonies such as the Olympics.
I think our anthem is the most boring, uninspiring, dreary thing ever.
And why not praise our country rather than the Monarch? 'Land Of Hope And Glory' would be much better in my opinion. Although... expressing a wish for our bounds to be set 'wider still and wider' is a bit greedy. We don't need to invade the entire world.
Maybe Connelly is right and the Archers tune could be used with some patriotic lyrics. Very jolly and catchy.