Friday, 17 February 2012

National Anthem


I don't know about you, but after years of singing "Advance Australia Fair", usually with school kids, I'm finding that it eventually begins to resemble a dirge, rather than an anthem.

Without casting scorn on the sentiments contained in its words, the tune, let's face it, is nothing to write home about.

Have a look at this. I don't care much for Adam Hills, but the treatment of the song - well it works, sort of.

To be frank, I would always have preferred "I Am Australian".

Then, of course, there's always this. They're obviously enjoying it -


cav said...

The vote was for a NATIONAL TUNE, not an anthem. Waltzing Matilda should have won hands down; and with reworked words it would have been something for us to be proud of.

1735099 said...

For some reason all your comments end up in my spam folder. Maybe it's because you're shouting.....
Waltzing is the best tune for marching.

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