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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 8:00:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 16, 2012 8:01:24 PM PDT
The official title of "Deutschland Ueber Alles" is "Das Deutshland Lied", or "The Germany Song". Not as catchy a title as the opening line of the refrain that most people think is the title, but that's the way it is. I imagine that if you said "The Germany Song" to people outside of Central Europe, most would have no idea of what you were talking about.
It is an inspiring tune, which is probably why today's democratic and European-focused Germany has kept it as the national anthem, though the most embarrassing stanza was officially dropped at its adoption as the national song. Right-wing extremists will sing that now banned stanza at their gatherings, just to tweak the noses of most decent folks in the Federal Republic.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 8:23:04 PM PDT
Gneiss Guy says:
Two songs from Oz that I find very moving are "Waltzing Matilda" and "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda".

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2012 6:47:38 AM PDT
OldAmazonian says:
If you "always liked 'Hail Britannia' better than God Save The Queen," then you might like Rule Britannia too.

1

When Britain first, at Heaven's command
Arose from out the azure main;
This was the charter of the land,
And guardian angels sang this strain:

"Rule, Britannia! rule the waves:
"Britons never will be slaves."

2

The nations, not so blest as thee,
Must, in their turns, to tyrants fall;
While thou shalt flourish great and free,
The dread and envy of them all.

"Rule, Britannia! rule the waves:
"Britons never will be slaves."

3

Still more majestic shalt thou rise,
More dreadful, from each foreign stroke;
As the loud blast that tears the skies,
Serves but to root thy native oak.

"Rule, Britannia! rule the waves:
"Britons never will be slaves."

4

Thee haughty tyrants ne'er shall tame:
All their attempts to bend thee down,
Will but arouse thy generous flame;
But work their woe, and thy renown.

"Rule, Britannia! rule the waves:
"Britons never will be slaves."

5

To thee belongs the rural reign;
Thy cities shall with commerce shine:
All thine shall be the subject main,
And every shore it circles thine.

"Rule, Britannia! rule the waves:
"Britons never will be slaves."

6

The Muses, still with freedom found,
Shall to thy happy coast repair;
Blest Isle! With matchless beauty crown'd,
And manly hearts to guard the fair.

"Rule, Britannia! rule the waves:
"Britons never will be slaves."

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2012 5:48:45 PM PDT
patrick says:
a lot of people like that lesser-known second song..

'the Turks buried their dead, and we buried ours-then we started all over again"

Posted on Jun 17, 2012 6:02:18 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 17, 2012 7:19:23 PM PDT
Yog-Sothoth says:
Hasn't "Waltzing Matilda" been designated as Oz's "official National Folk Song"? It has been one of my favorites. It is a versatile tune, as well - as a rousing taproom ballad, a military marching tune, and quite lovely when played by a full orchestra. I was very overcome by the few strains played at the very end of the film "The Man From Snowy River". I had never realized before how well the theme song to that film and "Waltzing Matilda" complemented each other when played together. Bruce Rowland did a marvelous job.

Posted on Jun 20, 2012 3:04:33 PM PDT
Little known historical fact.

When properly played, America the Beautiful should sound like Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent.

Posted on Jun 20, 2012 7:29:10 PM PDT
patrick says:
cant remember how CSF goes even though I recognize the title.

but I have Nugent's "Stranglehold" among my fitbox workout music ...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 7:31:17 PM PDT
patrick says:
This is the stand-out contender if we were to have a 'funky" with-it anthem..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML9h3I5Uktw

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 12:28:31 PM PDT
libloon2 says:
andthehorseirodeinontoo? says: //Why does America the Beautiful sound like the song God save the king/queen?//

My music book , when listing AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, then says: Tune Name: MATERNA

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 1:02:45 PM PDT
Andrew says:
Making the Battle Hymn of the Republic the national anthem, now that would have gone down really, really well south of the Mason-Dixon line . . .

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012 7:25:25 AM PDT
Yeah your right Andrew,they should have made " Marching thru Georgia"
the national Anthem!LOL

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012 5:41:18 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 23, 2012 5:41:39 PM PDT
Yog-Sothoth says:
handsomestranger: "When properly played, America the Beautiful should sound like Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent."

I always wondered if Ted just played the music of "Cat Scratch Fever" backwards, and wrote lyrics to fit that, calling it "Dog Eat Dog"...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 4:58:05 PM PDT
patrick says:
there is an actual song called "Dog-Eat-dog.."

by AC/DC

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012 6:19:02 PM PDT
handsomestranger: "When properly played, America the Beautiful should sound like Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent."

Y-S: "I always wondered if Ted just played the music of "Cat Scratch Fever" backwards, and wrote lyrics to fit that, calling it "Dog Eat Dog"..."

Actually, if you play the Nugent recording backwards slowly, you will hear a plaintive voice saying "(Ron) Paul's campaign is dead. Miss him. Miss him." followed by Ted's own heart-wrenching rendition of 'Happiness Is A Worn Gun'.

Posted on Jun 30, 2012 7:27:49 PM PDT
Yog-Sothoth says:
LOL!
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