A Conversation for Summer Memory: A Child's Bastille Day in France

La Marseillaise

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Array

Did you get to sing the Marseillaise? At least you've got a better national anthem than us Brits! smiley - musicalnote


La Marseillaise

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Superfrenchie

Ah, I like yours better. The Marseillaise is too martial/bloody for my taste.


La Marseillaise

Post 3

Array

Perhaps we need a vote on the best/worst anthems! smiley - laugh


La Marseillaise

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Superfrenchie

Haha, could do. I suspect we would get as many worsts as voters, though! smiley - laugh


La Marseillaise

Post 5

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

My favourite anthem is the Wilhelmus from the Netherlands.

But a special mention should go to 'Yumi, Yumi, Yumi', the anthem of Vanuatu. It's in pidgin, which gives it that certain je ne sais quoi...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wVHk48HiP8


La Marseillaise

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Oh, and another special mention goes to 'God Bless Fiji', which is to the tune of a rousing old gospel song called 'Beulah Land':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PBk8Z9tKCI

If you grew up with that song in church (I did), you can't help laughing.


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