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Best national anthem

Favourite national anthem


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Napster

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A post by ORM has spurred me for a vote. When I was a kid, there was an arcade game, that played your national anthem, depending on which country you represented. I always loved Japan for some reason.

Now some anthems are absolutely bonkers. But what's your favourite?

Let's look at some examples.

England
Scotland

La M****illaise- France - (excerpt)

Let's go children of the fatherland,
The day of glory has arrived!
Against us tyranny's
Bloody flag is raised! (repeat)
In the countryside, do you hear
The roaring of these fierce soldiers?
They come right to our arms
To slit the throats of our sons, our friends!

Germany's national anthem (only recognised stanza)

Unity and right and Freedom
For the German fatherland;
For these let us all strive,
Brotherly with heart and hand.
Unity and right and freedom
Are the pledge of happiness.
|: flourish in this fortune's blessing,
flourish, German fatherland. :|

Singapore's national anthem (excerpt)

Come, fellow Singaporeans
Let us progress towards happiness together
May our noble aspiration bring
Singapore success
Come, let us unite
In a new spirit
Let our voices soar as one
Onward Singapore
Onward Singapore

Bangladesh (full version)

My Bengal of Gold,
I love you.
Forever your skies,
Your air set my heart in tune
As if it were a flute.
In spring, O mother mine,
The fragrance from your mango groves
Makes me wild with joy,
Ah, what a thrill!
In autumn, O mother mine,
In the full blossomed paddy fields
I have seen spread all over sweet smiles.
O mother mine, words from your lips
Are like nectar to my ears.
Ah, what a thrill!
If sadness, O mother mine,
Casts a gloom on your face,
My eyes are filled with tears!

Or the wonderful Norwegian one (excerpt)

Farmers their axes sharpened
wherever an army advanced,
Tordenskiold around the coastline thundered
so that we could see it back home.
Even women stood up and fought
as if they were men;
others could only cry
but that soon would end!

Finally, the Palestinian one (full)

My country, my land, land of my ancestors
My country, my country, my country
My people, people of perpetuity
With my determination, my fire and the volcano of my revenge
With the longing in my blood for my land and my home
I have climbed the mountains and fought the wars
I have conquered the impossible, and crossed the frontiers
My country, my country, my country
My people, people of perpetuity
With the resolve of the winds and the fire of the guns
And the determination of my nation in the land of struggle
Palestine is my home, Palestine is my fire, Palestine is my revenge and the land of endurance
My country, my country, my country
My people, people of perpetuity
By the oath under the shade of the flag
By my land and nation, and the fire of pain
I will live as a fida'i*, I will remain a fida'i, I will end as a fida'i - until my country returns
My country, people of perpetuity.

fida'i = one who risks his life voluntarily; one who sacrifices himself; fedayeen.

Or see here for all of them to make another choice

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_anthems
 
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