God Save the Queen?

Oct 21st, 2017, 04:57 AM
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Do Scotland and Nor Ireland also play God Save the Queen like in England?
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Oct 21st, 2017, 05:06 AM
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The Welsh sing Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (Land of my fathers)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM4mIlYKG9s

The Scots sing Flower of Scotland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBKnhdYIStQ
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Oct 21st, 2017, 05:40 AM
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The music of God Save the Queen/King is also used for the melody for the national anthem of Liechtenstein. And the music for the Star Spangled Banner is that of an old British drinking song. But what can you expect from a national anthem that is a question?
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Oct 21st, 2017, 05:53 AM
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When I hear "Land of Hope and Glory" I am often reminded of Brendan Behan's slightly ribald version beginning, "I'm Lady Chatterly's lover, a game gamekeeper that's me...".

And of course there's "My hen laid a haddock" for politicians and others who want to fake the words of "Mae hen wlad fy nhada":

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wa...nthem-10242086
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Oct 21st, 2017, 06:00 AM
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I will ask for cod next time I order fish and chips.
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Oct 21st, 2017, 06:44 AM
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What anthem is played for England in "international" football and rugby matches with Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNEawM6vZf4
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Oct 21st, 2017, 06:51 AM
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>>And of course there's "My hen laid a haddock" for politicians and others who want to fake the words of "Mae hen wlad fy nhada":<<

Anything to avoid the fate of those who don't take the trouble to do even that:
https://youtu.be/JA1gBGtOlZU

Back to the OP - the thought occurs that one "non-state" occasion where GSTQ might (but not necessarily) be played is local remembrance services (since we're in that season). Also, this is where we start to enter the season of tabloid hysteria if someone in the public eye is seen to be not wearing a poppy. I saw the first this year today, so as soon as the British Legion's official launch day, everyone on at least live TV shows (even or maybe especially Strictly Come Dancing) will be wearing them - I'm enough of a traditionalist to think it vulgarly ostentatious to wear one before about a week before Remembrance Day. Oh, and by the way, it's already been announced that Liz'n'Phil have handed over the wreath-laying duty for Remembrance Day - standing an hour and a half or so is not a very good idea for 90+-year-olds.
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Oct 21st, 2017, 06:53 AM
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Patrick, ten days before the 11th for me and not a minute earlier.
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Oct 21st, 2017, 06:54 AM
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Bilbo- "Early One Morning" was part of the godawful Radio 4 UK Theme, which thankfully is no longer used. I know very few in Britain would have heard it it was on so early but it was not something I enjoyed waking up to. Much prefer the little jokes that a couple of the continuity folks make after the handover from World Service.

I need mre sleep I think - I tend to drift off to the shipping forecast and wake up just before it.
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Oct 21st, 2017, 08:24 AM
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Ah yes, the Shipping Forecast:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z2jwDcb9wI
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Oct 21st, 2017, 12:45 PM
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"God Save the Queen"

well it's working so far...
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Oct 21st, 2017, 01:01 PM
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The shipping forecast:

There are few pieces of music that send absolute terror down my spine like "Sailing By".

The dulcet tones of the presenter and the whimsical notes sound like bliss when you are drifting off in a nice warm bed with the central heating on full. However, if you are anchored off any particular beach in the Western isles, in sand and weed that you know isn't great holding and the usual one liner appears

"Malin, Hebrides : 982 and falling, visibility 2 miles and falling, rain expected midnight, Gale Force winds shortly after"

No sleep tonight then.

Anyone who tells you sailing in Scotland is fun is a masochist.
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Oct 21st, 2017, 01:05 PM
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Back to "God Save the Queen".

I don't believe in either. Why would you need either when you have single salt Talisker?

We don't even have the latter on our notes.
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Oct 21st, 2017, 01:06 PM
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Single malt.

I typed "single malt"

Sod off, Apple and your control mechanisms.
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Oct 21st, 2017, 01:48 PM
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So turn off autocorrect. First thing I do when I get a new iPad.
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Oct 21st, 2017, 10:33 PM
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We went to Proms in the Park last September - singing Land of Hope & Glory and God save the Queen with tens of thousands of people was quite moving I thought.
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Oct 21st, 2017, 10:35 PM
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I thrill more to Jerusalem, but I know what you mean - much as I normally get uncomfortable with community singing.
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Oct 22nd, 2017, 01:53 AM
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They sang Jerusalem too...

I still preferred Gilbert O'Sullivan and Ray Davies, who performed earlier in the evening.
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