Our home and native land.
True patriot love
in all thy sons command."
So goes the beginning of our National Anthem.<ok>
My children seem to be very patriotic today, as they are all running around singing our National Anthem at the top of their little lungs. Some even have the right tune! I think, though, that it has become a competition for them, as they all seem to be trying to out-do the next person - showing that they know the correct words, and can sing it in tune. One smart person is currently trying to sing harmony to the main melody.
If anyone were to come here at this moment, they might think that we are the most patriotic Canadians around. (Little would they know!<wink>) I think they simply don't have all of the words to other songs, and would feel foolish having to do that 'making up sounds that might actually be real words to the song' thing.<silly> You know what I mean.... "Oh Canada. Our home and navive man. True parts in love, in umm all some come bad." Or worse yet.... mumble incoherent sounds.
We've all done it. Goodness! I don't even get the words to "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly" right when I sing with my Grandson. (And I'm too young for Alzheimers to figure into the picture.<drunk>)
How many people know all of the words to the song "Stairway to Heaven"? Or "Oklahoma"? Or even "Born in the USA"? I dare you to sing "The Name Game" without screwing it up!
One of my children has just wandered over to read what I am writing, and is showing-off by singing "The Star Spangled Banner" all the way through. Another is singing "Rule Britannia". Smart alecs! And my Grandson is gleefully singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star".
I've been upstaged by a bunch of kids between the ages of 2 and 18.<nahnah>
And one of the dogs has decided to put her two cents into the mix, as she is currently howling and barking at the kids, acting as though this is some kind of fun game.
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm ready for the day to be over.