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Thread: Do you like the American national anthem?

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    New Member zaangalewa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    The whole 9 yards ...
    Btw: Since 1851 had existed in the USA also a German version. This version was very popular under the US-Americans of German descent. But World War 1 killed the German language in the USA.

    Here's the text (source: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star-Spangled_Banner )



    1. O! Sagt, könnt ihr seh'n
    in des Morgenroths Strahl,
    Was so stolz wir im
    scheidenden Abendroth grüßten?
    Die Sterne, die Streifen,
    die wehend vom Wall,
    Im tödlichen Kampf uns
    den Anblick versüßten?
    Hoch flattere die Fahne
    in herrlicher Pracht,
    Beim Leuchten der Bomben
    durch dunkle Nacht.
    O! Sagt, ob das Banner,
    mit Sternen besä't,
    Über'm Lande der Freien
    und Tapferen noch weht?


    2. Vom Strand aus zu seh'n
    durch die Nebel der See,
    wo Feindes Schaar ruhet
    in drohendem Schweigen,
    Was ist's das die Wind'
    auf befestigter Höh'
    mit neckendem Weh'n
    bald verhüllen, bald zeigen?
    Jetzt faßt es der Sonne
    hell leuchtenden Strahl,
    Jetzt scheint es vom Berge,
    jetzt weht's über's Thal.
    O! Es ist ja das Banner
    mit Sternen besä't,
    Das über'm Land der Freien
    und Tapferen noch weht.


    3. Und wo ist die Band',
    die verwegentlich schwor,
    Dass die Gräuel des Krieges,
    das Wüthen der Schlachten,
    Sollt' rauben uns Heimath
    und Vaterlands Flor?
    Ihr Herzblut bezahle
    das frevelnde Trachten.
    Keine Gnade noch Schonung
    für Herr und für Knecht,
    Nur Tod sei die Loosung,
    dann sind wir gerächt.
    Und siegreich das Banner
    mit Sternen besä't,
    Überm Lande der Freien
    und Tapferen noch weh't.


    4. Und wo die Männer für
    Freiheit und Vaterland
    Vereinigt stehn,
    da sende von Oben,
    Den Kämpfern errettend
    die mächtige Hand,
    Die Freien, die müssen
    den Vater dort loben.
    Gerecht ist die Sache,
    auf Gott wir vertrau'n.
    D'rum sei die Loosung,
    auf ihn wir fest bau'n
    Und siegreich das Banner,
    mit Sternen besä't,
    Über'm Lande der Freien
    und Tapferen noch weht.

    Last edited by zaangalewa; 1st July 2017 at 01:58 AM.

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    Vexatious Correspondent Leo2's Avatar
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    It's a national anthem, and like every such anthem, the words are mawkish and self congratulatory, but I think it is a fine, stirring piece of music.

    It is amongst my favourite (from the musical point of view) three national anthems. These are, in this order -

    1. Deutschland Leid

    2. La Marseillaise

    3. The Star Spangled Banner

    Of course there are national songs I like better - I Vow to Thee My Country (and I think it should replace God Save the Queen,) and Land of Hope and Glory are both musically superior to La Marseillaise and The Star Spangled Banner, but not to Deutschland Leid (which is taken directly from one of Hayden's string quartets). I also like Waltzing Matilda - a version of which should replace that awful dirge Advance Australia Fair.
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    Nuisance Factor Yeti 8 Jungle Swing Champion, YetiSports 4 - Albatross Overload Champion, YetiSports7 - Snowboard FreeRide Champion, Alu`s Revenge Champion boontito's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    From the look of the Minstrel show Avatar... something like Backside or Albany
    WTF... Keep your blatant racism to yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davocrat View Post
    I hate it.
    Make the National Anthem great again?
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    America the Beautiful is a much better song.
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    It glorifies war. The lyric is forced and contrived. It's out of range for most people to sing.
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    The only song worse?

    Lee Greenwood's "Proud to be an American."

    http://politicalhotwire.com/videos-p...al-anthem.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babylon View Post
    I love George Carlin. I wish he could change places with Donald Trump.
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    Veteran Member Canada - Geography game Champion, Geography Champion mtm1963's Avatar
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    The no votes are very telling

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