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Do You Know Your Country National Anthem By Heart?  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3249 times:

hi folks,
I wanted to make a survey with my fellow a.netter's.
Do you know your country's national anthem by heart?

For what concernes Costa Rica, I know it by heart, but for Switzerland I only know the first passage (here in Switz, if people know the anthem they just know the first part).

Regards

BM


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3247 times:

Yes, I know the German national anthem by heart.

Patrick


User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1366 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3247 times:

I do... something rather rare in Belgium... I also know the Flemish anthem by heart, although I totally don't support the idea of a Flemish state...

[Edited 2007-02-06 20:13:47]


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3251 times:

Yes, of course.


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User currently offlineDL787932ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3239 times:

I know the first verse by heart, but not the others (which are very rarely sung in the U.S.)

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  duck 



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User currently offlinePanAmOldDC8 From Barbados, joined Dec 2006, 960 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3239 times:

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Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
Do you know your country's national anthem by heart?

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



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User currently offlineRammstein From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3240 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
Do you know your country's national anthem by heart?

Yes. Learned in primary school.


User currently offlineAviationmaster From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 2479 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3224 times:

I learnt to sing the Swiss Anthem by hard thanks to the World Cup  bigthumbsup 

I also used to know the Mexican one from the days I used to live there. We had to sing the Mexican Anthem EVERY Monday morning.


User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2038 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3218 times:

For my country I know both "Oh Canada" (English and French) and "God Save the Queen". I also know the US national anthem, mostly because it is sung so frequently at hockey games.


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User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2060 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3219 times:

I know our National Anthem off by heart, both verses and I tried learning the US one but got sick of it after learning the first verse.

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3213 times:

I learned all three verses of the Star Spangled Banner in elementary school. It was a required rite of passage in the 1960's. I also learned the national anthems of Canada, Great Britain, and Isreal.

I doubt kids even learn the Pledge of Allegiance in today's schools.

Mark


User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4756 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3204 times:

Of course I do, since elementary school as well. Although it's embarrassing to admit that I'm in the minority here...  Sad


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3203 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.

User currently offlineDL787932ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3198 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 10):
I learned all three verses of the Star Spangled Banner in elementary school.

More than most know. But there are four verses.



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User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1366 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3187 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 12):
I even know the first verse, which nowadays has a too negative nationalistic tone given our history, by heart as well.

Too bad I found out that the first verse was slightly frowned upon only after I asked a German if "Deutschland Deutschland über alles" was the anthem... ow boy...



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3183 times:

Three...Canada's, Australia's and the US's.


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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3702 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3183 times:
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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.




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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8695 posts, RR: 43
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3176 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! Big grin



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User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3176 times:

I know the first verse, but thats it, the rest is hardly ever sung.

User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3176 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]


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User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 47
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3163 times:
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Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
but for Switzerland I only know the first passage (here in Switz, if people know the anthem they just know the first part)

Same here, and I think it's a shame for myself... I'm a real disaster in learning things by heart.

The National Anthem is something which isn't taught in Swiss schools (as you know), but IMHO it should be.

-Manuel



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3151 times:

Quoting Bwest (Reply 14):
Too bad I found out that the first verse was slightly frowned upon only after I asked a German if "Deutschland Deutschland über alles" was the anthem... ow boy...

Next time, ask for "Deutschlandlied" or "Lied der Deutschen".  Wink


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13968 posts, RR: 63
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3151 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 1):
Yes, I know the German national anthem by heart.

Patrick

Me too.

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!

Jan


User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3143 times:

Quoting ManuCH (Reply 20):



Quoting RootsAir (Reply 19):

I find the Swiss national anthem lyrics to be ridiculous anyways, its some sort of sung prayer, i mean come on. I personally like the English, French and German National anthems.


User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3136 times:

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 23):
French

Pretty bloody lyrics but excellent melody

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 23):
English,

come on, the lyrics aren't too varied tho melody is good

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 23):
German

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[Edited 2007-02-06 20:53:04]


A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
25 Post contains links LTU932 : Yeah, I heard that. I actually didn't find it that pathetic. It's more funny. Then again, the Deutschlandlied was originally meant as a BTW: Have any
26 Trav110 : Wrong. We've been saying it every day since Kindergarten, and I'm a senior. My 4th grade sister says it every day, as is common practice at every sch
27 Deskflier : Of course I know both verses of my National Anthem. It´s not something many people brag about here, sometimes one is almost obliged to apologize for
28 WestJetForLife : I know O Canada, The Star Spangled Banner, God Save the Queen and a little bit of the Russian National Anthem, Gosudarstvenny Gimn Rossiyskoy Federats
29 Braybuddy : No. Like 95% of Irish people, I only know the first line of Amhrán na bhFiann. Nice tune though.
30 TZ757300 : I know the full anthem and the Pledge of Allegience They are required to say it, at least in my state it is. I've been saying it every school day from
31 Speedbird747BA : Recited every day, first thing when school starts. Yes, I know the Nat'l Anthem. Cheers, Kyle
32 Post contains images Pelican : Sure! Where have you been last summer? True, but nonetheless I can sing it... Although you share that opinion with Adenauer and Heuss, I won't agree.
33 RootsAir : That's a nice curiosity ! Actually Liechtenstein uses the od Save the queen as their melody. /tho I hope the lyrics are more varied! ) Oh and have yo
34 Aloges : That was the one huge exception - except for a few international football (and other sports) events, I can't recall the anthem being sung by the gene
35 Gkirk : Know every single line to Flower of Scotland. Not got a clue about God Save the Queen though (if anyone counts that)
36 Kaddyuk : God Save The Who? National Anthem What? I used to know it but not any more... I only know the chorus to Auld Lang Syne... Signed By Gkirk
37 ZBBYLW : Yea, I am the exact same. I know O Canada, in both french and english. I know God Save the Queen, and Star Spangled Banner with the main reason there
38 Post contains images Kiwiandrew : I remember a few years ago being at a summer concert in the park in the Domain in AKL - at the end of the concert they played the national anthem and
39 Post contains images Birdwatching : I know the anthems of all four countries where I've lived, Germany, Ecuador, Chile and the US. Chile's anthem is impressive. Soren
40 ZKSUJ : The NZ one, yes. I know the Maori and First English verse by heart. Also know the first verse of Australia's one though... I blame it on watching to m
41 Post contains images YYZflyer : No. I used to know O Canada. That was 3 years ago when I was in grade 7 and joined to sing it so I could see a free hockey game. I still find it stran
42 Post contains images Alphafloor : Hi Soren! I agree and I must say that the German is excellent, I don't know the lyrics but the music is truly good. I know both the Chilean and the S
43 WrenchBender : I know most of the Rugby playing nations Anthems (in English) Oh Canada, Star Spangled Banner, God Defend New Zealand, Advance Australia Fair, Flower
44 N776AU : I only know the first verse of the Star Spangled Banner. I'm working on the second one to commit it to memory.
45 57AZ : I know the first verse but have forgotten the other three.
46 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Yes, all of it. Interestingly, while visiting my daughter's choir practice last week in Iowa, I was surprised the Choir Director started the class wit
47 Mir : I know the anthems of the US, Canada (english only), and Italy, and most of the French national anthem. -Mir
48 QXatFAT : Yes I know all of it. Well here in the Madera and parts of Fresno area they do not recite it any longer. My class stopped doing it after the 3rd grade
49 Toulouse : Unfortunately Braybuddy is right and I'm also part of that 95% figure he gives! Funny though I was only thinking over the weekend that I must learn i
50 Krushny : Yes I do. And you can very easily too (Spanish national Anthem has no lyrics...) .
51 Jush : I know the German national anthem by heart. Plus I really like the American anthem and I know the first verse which I really like. I also have to admi
52 WSOY : Quiz: whose anthmem is/was this? Hint: the melody is "God save the King". Bevare Gud vår kung! Gör säll vår ädle kung! Leve vår kung! Bekrönt a
53 Banco : I suppose virtually all of us in the UK know the words to the first verse (the only one ever sung) to our national anthem. And I suppose equally that
54 Post contains images Cornish : Absolutely. Most people would far rather have something like Land of Hope and Glory or Jerusalem i imagine. But if we do have to sing just the one ve
55 Post contains links and images ME AVN FAN : that was a wise decision ! beside the point that it IS beautiful - .... taken care of by well educated discreet personnel ! - the old anthem was far
56 Andz : Just like when they decided on 11 official languages to keep everyone happy the South African national anthem has words in 5 languages. As for knowing
57 Thom@s : Of course. I get along well with all the verses. Thom@s
58 KaiGywer : I know the first verse of the Norwegian national anthem, "Ja vi elsker", but not the rest. There are eight verses, but only verses 1, 7, and 8 are nor
59 Jamman : Of course, see below.
60 ManuCH : Well, that's just my opinion, but I think people aren't patriotic enough in this country. Whether teaching the Swiss Anthem at school would make sens
61 BlueElephant : Ironically, i'm of Indian decent, but born and raised in the United states. I don't know the American National Anthem, Just the music. I do however kn
62 AirTran737 : That is a travesty to not know your HOME country's national anthem.
63 ME AVN FAN : "enough patriotism" in Europe lead to WW-I and WW-II . No, I do NOT believe that "patriotism" is the way to go, but rather a sense for personal respo
64 HAWK21M : Yes ever since School as We used to Sing it Everyday before School starts. regds MEL
65 ME AVN FAN : well, compared with other anthems, yours is almost a pop-song ! well, really beautiful !
66 Post contains images Banco : Perhaps because of the worst attempt at scansion since Chris de Burgh decided that "romance" ought to have a long "a" to rhyme with "dance".
67 Post contains images Cornish : Good god man - it was bad enough you torturing me with Cliff Richard songs in my head before Xmas without resorting to underhand tactics like this on
68 Post contains images Banco : I regard it as up there with Shakespeare's sonnets. To croon adoration like that whilst secretly poking the nanny is a high class operation in my boo
69 Post contains images Cornish : Mmm yes but then you view JGPH1A as a high class operation
70 Braybuddy : I did a straw poll in work this morning, and I have to admit, I was a bit surprised: one person could sing it off by heart (her father's in the army,
71 Banco : "Highly crass operation" is what I actually said. Your hearing's deteriorated since you put those giant earrings on, you know.
72 Post contains images Cornish : Ah well that we DO agree on Well i felt I had to after you "kindly" gave me your old pair. I wanted to bin them (or at least pass them on to JGP) but
73 Banco : Oh really? Oh, well, I know for next time. I just thought they went with your figure...
74 Post contains images Cornish : Dont go confusing me with that old trout down on the Cote d'Azur. I'm feeling very fit and lithe after my detox holiday diet of Full English Breakfas
75 Post contains images Gkirk : UK? England more like. The national anthem of Scotland is "Flower of Scotland!". Failing that, it's Love is All Around by Wet Wet Wet
76 Post contains images LTU932 : Sorry, but until Scotland does become an independent state again (which IMO ain't gonna happen), your National Anthem is and will still be "God Save
77 Post contains images Banco : Actually, Kirkie is correct - at least in the case of Jerusalem, which is very much an English song. Land of Hope and Glory is a great tune and defin
78 Gkirk : And your national anthem, as a German, is "We all love David Hasselhoff" Possibly, thon Swingers song is ok for yer rugby team though.
79 Boeing744 : I know O Canada (English) and The Star Spangled Banner (from hockey) by heart, and wouldn't need music to remember both. I can also sing O Canada in F
80 WSOY : No, but it was one during 1805-1844 and sung to the melody of "God save the King". Here's a piece of trivia you may actually use.
81 WrenchBender : Kirkie, are they still trying to change it to some new words put to 'Highland Cathedral' ? hopefully not as dirge like as Flower........ WrenchBender
82 YOWza : Being a citizen of multiple countries and an avid follower of football and rugby I know the anthems of Canada, USA, South Africa, Australia, New Zeala
83 Post contains images Gkirk : Still some rumours going about, but nothing will happen
84 Rojo : It is good that Spain never approved (officialy) the many lyrics that have been writen for the Marcha Real. Otherwise I would feel bad not knowing th
85 EI787 : All I know of the Irish Anthem is the first three lines. Mind you, I was born in the UK and moved here in 1999. That's no excuse though!!! I must sit
86 JAGflyer : I can fully recite the Canadian national anthem in English and French. I can also recite the Israel national anthem in Hebrew.
87 Post contains images TheCol : oh, come on! You know it and love it, but you're afraid to admit it.
88 Post contains links and images AsstChiefMark : My nephew used to think this was the Mexican national anthem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyzgJME9Oj0 Mark
89 SmithAir747 : Besides the Star Spangled Banner (of course), I also know the instrumental tune to the old Soviet national anthem (Gosudarstvenny Gimn Soyuza Sovietsk
90 MD11Engineer : Actually the tune of our current anthem was originally the imperial Austrian anthem with the words "Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser, underen guten Kais
91 DC10extender : Many schools say it every day. And in boyscouts, they require it at the start of every meeting. I know The "Star Spangled Banner" by heart and part o
92 Thom@s : Or "David Hasselhoff über alles"... Thom@s
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