I knew 3 the US, the Canadian and The Barbadian. Having been born in BGI, served in the US Navy and lived in Canada for the last 30 years. I learnt them all, only trouble is before you start singing you have to remember where you are, otherwise you will come out with the wrong one
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3106 times:
Yup, I know the third verse of the "Lied der Deutschen", which became our National Anthem, by heart as well. I even know the first verse, which nowadays has a too negative nationalistic tone given our history, by heart as well.
AirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3676 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3086 times:
Quoting DL787932ER (Reply 4): Actually, the rest is so rare that I'd bet out of any random 100 Americans, 50 wouldn't even know there is more than one verse
That's being generous don't you think? I know the Star Spangled Banner, as well as Oh' Canada. For the record the fans of the Edmonton Oilers do the best rendition of a national anthem that I have ever heard.
Nice Trip Report!!! Great Pics, thanks for posting!!!! B747Forever
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8591 posts, RR: 46
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3079 times:
Hmm... I think I do. Of course, only the third verse is (rarely) sung as the others gained a bit of a controversial meaning after 1933. But with Germany's unusual take on national pride, the anthem really isn't very popular even though it does sound good and sort of different, e.g. less pompous than many others.
Oh, and the EU anthem is instrumental!
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
RootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4182 posts, RR: 42
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3079 times:
Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 11): Of course I do, since elementary school as well. Although it's embarrassing to admit that I'm in the minority here... Sad
In Latin America and the US (not sure bout Canada, kids learn their national anthem in school and sing with their hands on their heart!
If you are in Switerland, know your anthem by heart and sing with your hand on your heart, you will most likely be seen as a far rightist !
Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 18): I know the first verse, but thats it, the rest is hardly ever sung.
I find the melody of the Swiss national anthem very slow and boring. If you listen to many Latin american national Anthems, they are faster ,more lively and thus more interesting
I had a CD full of national anthems so I know how many of them go. I like listening and recognising them. Once I met a greek guy, and sang him the melody of the Greek anthem, and he was very happy !
EDIT: Did you know that before, the Swiss anthem was based on the same melody as god save the queen ?
[Edited 2007-02-06 20:42:38]
A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
Quoting LTU932 (Reply 12): Yup, I know the third verse of the "Lied der Deutschen", which became our National Anthem, by heart as well. I even know the first verse, which nowadays has a too negative nationalistic tone given our history, by heart as well.
You should hear the second verse waffling about German wine and German women, pathetic!