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    national anthem - how many verses?

    Apparently there has been a policy making all schools sing the National Anthem (two verses). A CD was issued to schools which had 4 tracks, each being the anthem (one choir, one that sounds like MIDI, and I haven't had the pleasure of hearing the others yet), as well as cards with the lyrics on them.

    There's actually quite a few verses to the whole song, though only two are regarded as part of the Australian anthem, and only one is really known by most people. Here's the lyrics:

    Advance Australia Fair
    Australians all let us rejoice,
    For we are young and free;
    We've golden soil and wealth for toil,
    Our home is girt by sea;
    Our land abounds in Nature's gifts
    Of beauty rich and rare;
    In history's page, let every stage
    Advance Australia fair!
    In joyful strains then let us sing,
    "Advance Australia fair!"

    When gallant Cook from Albion sail'd,
    To trace wide oceans o'er,
    True British courage bore him on,
    Till he landed on our shore.
    Then here he raised Old England's flag,
    The standard of the brave;
    With all her faults we love her still,
    "Brittannia rules the wave!"
    In joyful strains then let us sing
    "Advance Australia fair!"

    Beneath our radiant southern Cross,
    We'll toil with hearts and hands;
    To make this Commonwealth of ours
    Renowned of all the lands;
    For those who've come across the seas
    We've boundless plains to share;
    With courage let us all combine
    To advance Australia fair.
    In joyful strains then let us sing
    "Advance Australia fair!"

    While other nations of the globe
    Behold us from afar,
    We'll rise to high renown and shine
    Like our glorious southern star;
    From England, Scotia, Erin's Isle,
    Who come our lot to share,
    Let all combine with heart and hand
    To advance Australia fair!
    In joyful strains then let us sing
    "Advance Australia fair!"

    Shou'd foreign foe e'er sight our coast,
    Or dare a foot to land,
    We'll rouse to arms like sires of yore
    To guard our native strand;
    Brittannia then shall surely know,
    Beyond wide ocean's roll,
    Her sons in fair Australia's land
    Still keep a British soul.
    In joyful strains the let us sing
    "Advance Australia fair!"
    ~~~ g0|_d3|\| gR4/\/\ oF 5p4/\/\ ~~~


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    Re: national anthem - how many verses?

    Yeah, there've always been 5 verses but the 2nd, 4th and 5th aren't too popular as they contain directly British links etc, which isn't too PC for a mulitcultural society. Also people have enough trouble with one or two verses.
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    Re: national anthem - how many verses?

    Quote Originally Posted by UnIqUe_PrInCeSs
    who fucking cares?
    Not you, evidently.
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    Re: national anthem - how many verses?

    The whole song.
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    Re: national anthem - how many verses?

    Quote Originally Posted by toadstooltown
    Yeah, there've always been 5 verses but the 2nd, 4th and 5th aren't too popular as they contain directly British links etc, which isn't too PC for a mulitcultural society. Also people have enough trouble with one or two verses.
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    Re: national anthem - how many verses?

    first one. and that was once this term.

    and techincally i'm not a citizen of australia, only a resident of it. i have no knowledge of the second stanza.

    to digress, the Australian national anthem is quite short compared to say... Italy's or the US's.

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    Re: national anthem - how many verses?

    We've got those cards with the second verse on it during formal assemblies every 3 weeks. Bloody awful.

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    I like the 6th verse myself. It's in a more, how do we put it... brutal death metal style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bringbackshred
    I like the 6th verse myself. It's in a more, how do we put it... brutal death metal style.
    How could I forget? =D
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    Re: national anthem - how many verses?

    Quote Originally Posted by idling fire
    How could I forget? =D
    The reason I said that is that a friend of mine was in a metal band over at another school. They got asked to play the National Anthem.

    It consisted of half a verse of the melody done properly, followed by the next half being a blast beat at 220bpm, nothing but an open chord on the guitar and the screaming over the top, of course.

    I just wish they got a video.

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    Re: national anthem - how many verses?

    Quote Originally Posted by bringbackshred
    The reason I said that is that a friend of mine was in a metal band over at another school. They got asked to play the National Anthem.

    It consisted of half a verse of the melody done properly, followed by the next half being a blast beat at 220bpm, nothing but an open chord on the guitar and the screaming over the top, of course.

    I just wish they got a video.
    Damn... tell them to film it some time and put it on youtube Sounds awesome.
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    Re: national anthem - how many verses?

    i dont see how national anthems can benefit our academic learning.

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    Re: national anthem - how many verses?

    Quote Originally Posted by f3nr15
    i dont see how national anthems can benefit our academic learning.
    While not beneficial to academics, the national anthem is part of our Australian heritage and... *recites the year 9 geography chapter on how important things like that are for our national identity etc.* Basically, the attitude they're trying to get across is: be proud to be Australian (or living in Australia) kiddies. After all, isn't singing the anthem just super!?
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    Re: national anthem - how many verses?

    Quote Originally Posted by idling fire
    While not beneficial to academics, the national anthem is part of our Australian heritage and... *recites the year 9 geography chapter on how important things like that are for our national identity etc.* Basically, the attitude they're trying to get across is: be proud to be Australian (or living in Australia) kiddies. After all, isn't singing the anthem just super!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nwatts
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    I have plenty more reasons to hang myself. Just waiting for the opportune moment.
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    Re: national anthem - how many verses?

    i know it's not part of the anthem, but

    screw all y'all

    When gallant Cook from Albion sail'd,
    To trace wide oceans o'er,
    True British courage bore him on,
    Till he landed on our shore.
    Then here he raised Old England's flag,
    The standard of the brave;
    With all her faults we love her still,
    "Brittannia rules the wave!"
    In joyful strains then let us sing
    "Advance Australia fair!"

    While other nations of the globe
    Behold us from afar,
    We'll rise to high renown and shine
    Like our glorious southern star;
    From England, Scotia, Erin's Isle,
    Who come our lot to share,
    Let all combine with heart and hand
    To advance Australia fair!
    In joyful strains then let us sing
    "Advance Australia fair!"

    Shou'd foreign foe e'er sight our coast,
    Or dare a foot to land,
    We'll rouse to arms like sires of yore
    To guard our native strand;
    Brittannia then shall surely know,
    Beyond wide ocean's roll,
    Her sons in fair Australia's land
    Still keep a British soul.
    In joyful strains the let us sing
    "Advance Australia fair!"



    God save our gracious Queen
    Long live our noble Queen
    God save the Queen!
    Send her victorious
    Happy and glorious
    Long to reign over us
    God save the Queen!

    One realm of races four
    Blest more and ever more
    God save our land!
    Home of the brave and free
    Set in the silver sea
    True nurse of chivalry
    God save our land!

    Of many a race and birth
    From utmost ends of earth
    God save us all!
    Bid strife and hatred cease
    Bid hope and joy increase
    Spread universal peace
    God save us all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Gh3y
    i know it's not part of the anthem, but

    screw all y'all

    When gallant Cook from Albion sail'd,
    To trace wide oceans o'er,
    True British courage bore him on,
    Till he landed on our shore.
    Then here he raised Old England's flag,
    The standard of the brave;
    With all her faults we love her still,
    "Brittannia rules the wave!"
    In joyful strains then let us sing
    "Advance Australia fair!"

    While other nations of the globe
    Behold us from afar,
    We'll rise to high renown and shine
    Like our glorious southern star;
    From England, Scotia, Erin's Isle,
    Who come our lot to share,
    Let all combine with heart and hand
    To advance Australia fair!
    In joyful strains then let us sing
    "Advance Australia fair!"

    Shou'd foreign foe e'er sight our coast,
    Or dare a foot to land,
    We'll rouse to arms like sires of yore
    To guard our native strand;
    Brittannia then shall surely know,
    Beyond wide ocean's roll,
    Her sons in fair Australia's land
    Still keep a British soul.
    In joyful strains the let us sing
    "Advance Australia fair!"



    God save our gracious Queen
    Long live our noble Queen
    God save the Queen!
    Send her victorious
    Happy and glorious
    Long to reign over us
    God save the Queen!

    One realm of races four
    Blest more and ever more
    God save our land!
    Home of the brave and free
    Set in the silver sea
    True nurse of chivalry
    God save our land!

    Of many a race and birth
    From utmost ends of earth
    God save us all!
    Bid strife and hatred cease
    Bid hope and joy increase
    Spread universal peace
    God save us all!




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    Re: national anthem - how many verses?

    fuck off you fob cunt

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    Re: national anthem - how many verses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Gh3y
    fuck off you fob cunt
    roflzz... me fob? how remark make apply me?
    i calld sum1 a cunt other day n wuz starin at me...wat offensiv potential dat word build?

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