This has been done before but here goes anyway. We (just the English at the moment afik) have started doing the traditional USA thing of yawpin the National Anthem solo at major sporting events . It's a frickin awful anthem at the best of times.This is just illustrating how crap it is. Not long before we have some witney houston wannabe singing Gah ah ah ahahhd say ayyay ayve the Quee ee eeeee eeeeeeeen. Pillocks.
I agree, even if not English, it is a poor excuse for a tune. Yet again the Italians have it right. I love their's, it just seems good fun
I had to laugh, a while back there was a debate about a Scottish anthem. It was close between 'Flower of Scotland' (durge, durge, we hate the English and want to kill them all, durge, durge) and a tune (no lyrics) called Highland Cathedral, OK, bagpipe tune, downside, it's a durge and was written by a German
And the moral of this is that the Scotts behave as if we all live in tartan shortbread tins
I like our anthem, Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee, easy to sing The States has a hard one but a lot of Canadians know all the words, the US doesn't even know where Canada is most of the time, so most don't know ours.
despite being a royalist(i believe in the institution i dont flag wave and all that crap), i hate god save the queen, jeruselem should be the english anthem(written by an englishman about england), singing the anthem before a sporting event should be about getting the blood flowing and reminding you what you are there for, not so some tin pot noise polluter(russell 'we can tell you have no bloody training, its nothing to boast about' watson) can ponce about murdering the anthem