Best national anthem?

Discussion in 'Rugby World Cup 2007' started by ecks tartan army, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. boubou212

    boubou212 Guest

    "Flower of scotland" better with pipeband :)
     
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  3. OsLobosFan

    OsLobosFan Guest

    Did you know that the Portuguese national anthem, "A Portuugeza", was originally an anti-UK song?! :D Honest!

    If you see the last part of the Portuguese anthem on the youtube links I posted, you cam read:

    "
    (...)
    Ãs Armas, Ãs Armas
    Sobre a terra e sobre o mar
    Ãs Armas, Ãs Armas
    Pela pátria a lutar

    Contra os canhões, marchar, marchar!"

    It is roughly thanslated as:

    "To the guns, to the guns
    over the land, over the sea,
    To the guns, to the guns
    to fight for Motherland

    Against the cannons, we march, we mach"

    (I know, it's a little war-ey :p )

    But the original song, said: "Contra os bretões" instead of "Contra os canhões"

    meaning: "Against the British," instead of "Against the Cannons"

    This was because of the British invasions in Africa mande to the Portuguese territories, in the XIX century.
     
  4. Fozastuta

    Fozastuta Guest

    Did you know that the Portuguese national anthem, "A Portuugeza", was originally an anti-UK song?! :D Honest!

    If you see the last part of the Portuguese anthem on the youtube links I posted, you cam read:

    "
    (...)
    Ãs Armas, Ãs Armas
    Sobre a terra e sobre o mar
    Ãs Armas, Ãs Armas
    Pela pátria a lutar

    Contra os canhões, marchar, marchar!"

    It is roughly thanslated as:

    "To the guns, to the guns
    over the land, over the sea,
    To the guns, to the guns
    to fight for Motherland

    Against the cannons, we march, we mach"

    (I know, it's a little war-ey :p )

    But the original song, said: "Contra os bretões" instead of "Contra os canhões"

    meaning: "Against the British," instead of "Against the Cannons"

    This was because of the British invasions in Africa mande to the Portuguese territories, in the XIX century.
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    I think most national anthems have versus aimed at the English :D
     
  5. jaco

    jaco Guest

    Ireland Call!!!!!!!!!!
     


  6. aye, but the IRB wont allow it! (although credit to the french - they got a pipe band for us in the 6 Nations! :cheers: )
     
  7. scooby

    scooby Guest

    the frensch anthem (and because of the crowd at home) seems to be the most powerfol

    "irelands call" is amazing in the stadium
     
  8. rugby_roots

    rugby_roots Guest

    Fiji's National Anthem has great lyrics.

    Here is Fiji National Anthem Lyrics

    Fiji
    Anthem 1

    Blessing grant, oh God of nations, on the isles of Fiji,

    As we stand united under noble banner blue.

    And we honour and defend the cause of freedom ever,

    Onward march together,

    God bless Fiji!


    CHORUS

    For Fiji, ever Fiji, let our voices ring with pride,

    For Fiji, ever Fiji, her name hail far and wide,

    A land of freedom, hope and glory to endure whate'er befall

    May God bless Fiji, forevermore!


    Blessing grant, oh God of nations, on the isles of Fiji,

    Shores of golden sand and sunshine, happiness and song.

    Stand united, we of Fiji, fame and glory ever,

    Onward march together, God bless Fiji!


    CHORUS

    Anthem 2

    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!


    O Lord our God arise,

    Scatter her enemies

    And make them fall;

    Confound their politics,

    Frustrate their knavish tricks,

    On Thee our hopes we fix,

    Oh, save us all!


    Thy choicest gifts in store

    On her be pleased to pour;

    Long may she reign;

    May she defend our laws,

    And ever give us cause

    To sing with heart and voice,

    God save the Queen!
     
  9. kbxa

    kbxa Guest

    argentinas anthem is the greatest......Oh juremos con gloria a morir, oh juremos con gloria a morir!!
     
  10. jaco

    jaco Guest

    Australia one is also good.
    SA one sucks
     
  11. rugbyfrench

    rugbyfrench Guest

    The French "Marseillaise"!!!
     
  12. artosaari

    artosaari Guest

    Fratelli di Italia
    God Defend New Zealand
    God Save The Queen
     
  13. YoNeL

    YoNeL Guest

    flower of scotland
     
  14. Melkor

    Melkor Guest

    Irelands Call is a great anthem...
    but i love when i hear the Portuguese anthem by our rugby players, it is really unique.
     
  15. Montone

    Montone Guest

    obviously god save the queen is best. but ireland's and RSA's are really good
     
  16. dobbin252

    dobbin252 Guest

    When I listen to God Save The Queen I feel my brain slowly melting into a giant spectrum of death. Then I watch them play and I realise my death is a slow painful one lasting 80 minuites. (South Africa game) :vampire:
     
  17. yeyearaya

    yeyearaya Guest

    i like the france hymn
    the masçrsaillese
     
  18. Tarasque

    Tarasque Guest

    I like most EU anthems (England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Italy, Spain, France too) but "Flower of Scotland" is N°1 for me.
     


  19. that'll be the same FoS recently branded "embarresing" by the Wests most creditable paper? (although i didnt agree with said article)
     
  20. Hoodo

    Hoodo Guest

    La Marseillaise, Doo, doo doo doo. :D
     
  21. Sophia

    Sophia Guest

    the marseillaise is a war song, all about killing and blood.
    But i still like it
     
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