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#1 RoytonRoughyed

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:25 AM

Greg Mulholland has started an Early Day Motion in the house of commons for The England RL team to have a seperate national anthem from God Save the Queen based on that being the British anthem and England are England. What are Peoples thoughts on this? For the récord Id love Jerusalem

#2 gingerjon

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:53 AM

We used to have Land of Hope & Glory and we really should do again.


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#3 nadera78

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:01 AM

Jerusalem.


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#4 Ponterover

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:09 AM

I'd prefer Land of Hope and Glory, but one thing I've noticed is that hardly anyone knows the words beyond the first couple of lines.

 

At least with God Save The Queen, everyone knows it.



#5 fetlar

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:09 AM

Anarchy in the UK



#6 nadera78

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:16 AM

We used to have Land of Hope & Glory and we really should do again.

Bit imperialistic, isn't it?

 

At least Jerusalem means different things to different people, according to their understanding of its origins. And it's a thumping tune.


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#7 RidingPie

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:16 AM

Speaking as a humanist, I'm not sure what I'd replace God Save the Queen with! I'd stick with it out of tradition alone (just about the only reason I'd have god mentioned) but if I wanted to replace it I'd like to do so with something a little more secular. That said there currently aren't that many stirring songs that are great to belt out if a crowded stadium and secular to boot!



#8 Ponterover

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:19 AM

Bit imperialistic, isn't it?

 

At least Jerusalem means different things to different people, according to their understanding of its origins. And it's a thumping tune.

 

Not really no, Rule Britannia might be though.

 

I like Jerusalem, but again no one knows the words



#9 RidingPie

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:19 AM

Bit imperialistic, isn't it?

 

At least Jerusalem means different things to different people, according to their understanding of its origins. And it's a thumping tune.

 

Too wrapped up in RU for me... also why would anyone want to build Jerusalem in Englands green and pleasant land when its been the centre of so much trouble.



#10 Ponterover

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:20 AM

Speaking as a humanist, I'm not sure what I'd replace God Save the Queen with! I'd stick with it out of tradition alone (just about the only reason I'd have god mentioned) but if I wanted to replace it I'd like to do so with something a little more secular. That said there currently aren't that many stirring songs that are great to belt out if a crowded stadium and secular to boot!

 

I struggle with the god bit as well



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:24 AM

Soul Bossa Nova by Quincy Jones. You know it makes sense! :P

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#12 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:24 AM

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#13 Ponterover

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:43 AM

God save your queen, long to reign over you etc

 

Great for winding up the Aussies



#14 markleeds

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:51 AM

How about the theme from the Hovis ads?

#15 RidingPie

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:51 AM

God save your queen, long to reign over you etc

 

Great for winding up the Aussies

 

Can't see how it can! They voted to keep her in a referendum not long ago!



#16 Hugh Jarce

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:59 AM

I think it was Billy Connolly who suggested the theme from "The Archers", without words just "rum ti rum ti tum!".......classic!!

 

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#17 Dave T

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:22 AM

What does an EDM do? This decision is nothing to do with politicians.



#18 Johnoco

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:28 AM

Anything but GSTQ. No ###### sings along and it's rubbish anyway.
I'd have Jerusalem.

No I don't care if you're if you're into different bands

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Pull off that cover, I will too, and learn to understand

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#19 Dave T

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:32 AM

Happy with God Save the Queen - plenty sing along to it.

 

We had a spell where we used Land of Hope and Glory as a secondary anthem, often used for the team walking out, or just prior - I liked that approach.



#20 boxhead

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:41 AM

Jerusalem is pretty well owned by the other code isn't it?

Why would anyone want that anyway, its not a great song by any means.


Edited by AndyCapp, 12 July 2013 - 09:44 AM.





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