Do you sometimes parodying of your country national anthem?

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12 Jul 2013, 10:36 pm

This topic immediately put me in mind of the scene from Human Traffic:


The chap with the Y on his shirt is John Simm, more well-known for Life on Mars and as The Master in Doctor Who.



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13 Jul 2013, 2:19 am

I think "My Country Tis of Thee" a patriotic American song set to the tune of "God Save The King/Queen"
is supposed to be a dig at the British.


Of course almost everyone has forgotten the outrage over Jimi Hendrix's performance of "The Star Spangled Banner" at Woodstock


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13 Jul 2013, 1:53 pm

Oh, I'm ashamed to be an American
Where although I'm told I'm free
Still I won't forget the price we paid
To turn our backs on the Holy Three
Still I'll never give up
The defense of truth
Or the hope for a brighter day
Because it's not too late to save this land
God help the USA


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13 Jul 2013, 5:54 pm

There's a parody version of the Welsh anthem.

The original anthem is below (one of my favourites):

The parody version, written by a man named Nigel Jenkins (of course), apparently allows someone to fake-sing the anthem if they can't pronounce the original.

My hen laid a haddock, one hand oiled a flea,
Glad farts and centurions threw dogs in the sea,
I could stew a hare here and brandish Dan’s flan,
Don’s ruddy bog’s blocked up with sand.

Dad! Dad! Why don’t you oil Auntie Glad?
Can whores appear in beer bottle pies,
O butter the hens as they fly!

It is easy to go down into Hell;
Night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide;
But to climb back again, to retrace one's steps to the upper air –
There's the rub, the task.

– Virgil, The Aeneid (Book VI)


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13 Jul 2013, 5:58 pm

Lol yeah, the Welsh anthem is hard enough in trying to speak the Welsh in it, and that's before singing it. :?

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