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'Star Spangled Banner' or 'God Save the Queen'?

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Which do you prefer?

God Save the Queen!
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19%
Star Spangled Banner!
93
33%
Another British Patriotic Song (feel free to divulge)
25
9%
Another American Patriotic Song (feel free to divulge)
39
14%
POLAND IS NOT YET LOST
73
26%
 
Total votes : 285

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Postby Euronion » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:48 pm

I love this renidition, it has all verses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAYPN-1Yjt0
though some reniditions of "Battle Hymn of the Republic" are rather good too, after lsitening to both I fealt like marching on wallstreet myself except with a pro-American protest, not an anti-American one
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Postby Hathradic States » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:49 pm

None of the above. I choose Dixie!
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Postby Nationstatelandsville » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:50 pm

I find most patriotic songs of any country to be, as a requirement it seems, shit. Admittedly though, the Star-Spangled Banner is bad ass on electric guitar.
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Postby Inky Noodles » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:55 pm

Kalumba wrote:Jerusalem-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKaJ4b0XYmI

Or Rule Britannia or Land of Hope and Glory would be better. But God Save the Queen is better than that damned yankee rebel song because i don't like the music of The Star Spangled Banner.

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Postby Euronion » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:05 pm

Hathradic States wrote:None of the above. I choose Dixie!

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Postby Aesthetica » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:07 pm

Spangled Banner? I don't think so, a slightly iffy poem clumsily set to an old drinking song... Nah...

God save the Inbred germanic usurpers... Hmm, got a problem with that one too, I mean, it's not as if they were actually related to the Plantagenet's is it...

For me, it's got to be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB5Nbp_gmgQ

And to the 'innocent men held on a boat' poster, yeah they were held on a boat, for a very short time, so they wouldn't warn the defenders of a suprise attack... Then they were released.
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Postby -St George » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:14 am

Aesthetica wrote:Spangled Banner? I don't think so, a slightly iffy poem clumsily set to an old drinking song... Nah...

God save the Inbred germanic usurpers... Hmm, got a problem with that one too, I mean, it's not as if they were actually related to the Plantagenet's is it...

For me, it's got to be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB5Nbp_gmgQ

And to the 'innocent men held on a boat' poster, yeah they were held on a boat, for a very short time, so they wouldn't warn the defenders of a suprise attack... Then they were released.

The Plantagenet's who themselves were usurpers.

Edit: Actually they were. Henry VII grandfather was a plantagenet and he married off one of his daughters into the Hanovarian line, hence why George I and Anne were cousins. Similar marriages into German and Scottish (hence the Stuarts) houses among others can be seen throughout history.

And who did the Georgians usurp anyway?
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Postby Natty Narwhal » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:16 am

Neither. National anthems are kind of unnecessary...
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Postby Esternial » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:17 am

Oterro wrote:
Esternial wrote:Any answer which doesn't involve the usual "choose between UK or US" we get here on NS.


So Poland then?

Evidently.

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Postby Distruzio » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:23 am

While this is a wonderful rendition, I prefer this 'un.

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Postby Angleter » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:59 am

-St George wrote:
Aesthetica wrote:Spangled Banner? I don't think so, a slightly iffy poem clumsily set to an old drinking song... Nah...

God save the Inbred germanic usurpers... Hmm, got a problem with that one too, I mean, it's not as if they were actually related to the Plantagenet's is it...

For me, it's got to be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB5Nbp_gmgQ

And to the 'innocent men held on a boat' poster, yeah they were held on a boat, for a very short time, so they wouldn't warn the defenders of a suprise attack... Then they were released.

The Plantagenet's who themselves were usurpers.

Edit: Actually they were. Henry VII grandfather was a plantagenet and he married off one of his daughters into the Hanovarian line, hence why George I and Anne were cousins. Similar marriages into German and Scottish (hence the Stuarts) houses among others can be seen throughout history.

And who did the Georgians usurp anyway?


Well- the Hanoverian succession actually dated back to a marriage that made George I et al direct descendants of James I/VI, who himself was a direct descendant of Henry VII through the marriage of one of his daughters. Henry VII himself was a direct descendant of Edward III.
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Postby Kalumba » Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:49 pm

Inky Noodles wrote:
Kalumba wrote:Jerusalem-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKaJ4b0XYmI

Or Rule Britannia or Land of Hope and Glory would be better. But God Save the Queen is better than that damned yankee rebel song because i don't like the music of The Star Spangled Banner.

Rebel song!? It was wrote while you held innocent men captive on a boat!


We are your masters and betters. And you threw our tea in the water :'( And i do believe it was 'written', i never heard of anything being 'wrote'.

And rebel song because you were rebels. A very simple concept, you may call yourselves patriots but you still rebelled against the legal government however unjust it was.
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Postby Keronians » Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:53 pm

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Tell that to the Spaniards.

Pfft. The Spaniards haven't relevant since the 1700s.


Pfft.

Even with an anthem consisting solely of instrumentals, we kick Lizzy's ass.
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Postby Oterro » Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:58 pm

Keronians wrote:
-St George wrote:Pfft. The Spaniards haven't relevant since the 1700s.


Pfft.

Even with an anthem consisting solely of instrumentals, we kick Lizzy's ass.


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Postby The Corparation » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:05 pm

Kalumba wrote:
Inky Noodles wrote:Rebel song!? It was wrote while you held innocent men captive on a boat!


We are your masters and betters. And you threw our tea in the water :'( And i do believe it was 'written', i never heard of anything being 'wrote'.

And rebel song because you were rebels. A very simple concept, you may call yourselves patriots but you still rebelled against the legal government however unjust it was.

The song is actually a British drinking song. So the "Rebel song" is actually the song of an upper class mens social club in London. The poem apparently fits along nicely with the song if you're really drunk other wise they don't match at all. Pity because we have so many better songs we could of used.
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Postby Kalumba » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:08 pm

The Corparation wrote:
Kalumba wrote:
We are your masters and betters. And you threw our tea in the water :'( And i do believe it was 'written', i never heard of anything being 'wrote'.

And rebel song because you were rebels. A very simple concept, you may call yourselves patriots but you still rebelled against the legal government however unjust it was.

The song is actually a British drinking song. So the "Rebel song" is actually the song of an upper class mens social club in London. The poem apparently fits along nicely with the song if you're really drunk other wise they don't match at all. Pity because we have so many better songs we could of used.


'Tune' or 'Music', not 'Song'. The poem is the 'Song'.
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Postby -St George » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:41 pm

Keronians wrote:
-St George wrote:Pfft. The Spaniards haven't relevant since the 1700s.


Pfft.

Even with an anthem consisting solely of instrumentals, we kick Lizzy's ass.

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Postby Conserative Morality » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:43 pm

Both are pretty terrible. If the Battle Hymn of the Republic wasn't so fucking religious, I'd go with it. Else, the Battle Cry of Freedom to replace the Star Spangled Banner.
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Postby -St George » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:47 pm

Kalumba wrote:
The Corparation wrote:The song is actually a British drinking song. So the "Rebel song" is actually the song of an upper class mens social club in London. The poem apparently fits along nicely with the song if you're really drunk other wise they don't match at all. Pity because we have so many better songs we could of used.


'Tune' or 'Music', not 'Song'. The poem is the 'Song'.

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Postby Kalumba » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:15 am

-St George wrote:
Kalumba wrote:
'Tune' or 'Music', not 'Song'. The poem is the 'Song'.

Pedantry, thy name is Kalumba.


Indeed it is ;) And i think i might sig that.
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Postby Lazssia » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:19 am

I love the UK, but I'm still a biased yank, so Star Spangled Banner. I also love the Battle Hymn of the Republic, but I realize it's not for everybody.
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Postby -St George » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:22 am

Kalumba wrote:
-St George wrote:Pedantry, thy name is Kalumba.


Indeed it is ;) And i think i might sig that.

Feel free to.
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Postby Abalucia » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:24 am

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN EVERY TIME. (I am a bit bias as I am British.)

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Postby Coccygia » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:33 am

My vote is with 'God Save the Queen' despite being a natural born Yank. Simpler lyrics and and a nicer melody, which we stole for one of our songs, 'Of Thee I Sing'. The tune of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' is actually a English drinking song, 'To Anacreon in Heaven'. If you have ever read the lyrics to the latter, it makes it difficult to ever take the US anthem entirely seriously again, with all due apologies to Francis Scott Key. (Whoever decided to use 'Anacreon' for the tune of 'The Defense of Fort McHenry' (as the poem was originally titled)? What were they thinking?)*


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Postby Tmutarakhan » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:41 pm

Oterro wrote:
Esternial wrote:Any answer which doesn't involve the usual "choose between UK or US" we get here on NS.


So Poland then?

Poland for a long time used an anthem which begins, "O Lithuania, you are my country..."
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