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to wish I was Scottish

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kim147 Sun 24-Feb-13 13:59:31

Or French or Welsh

When they have such passionate anthems and sing them with soul and enthusiasm grin

AgentZigzag Sun 24-Feb-13 14:02:48

What nationality are you?

ChewinTheFat Sun 24-Feb-13 14:04:20

I'd go to a rugby match just to hear Flower of Scotland, gives me goosebumps everytime. Makes me feel all patriotic and to look at all the thighs

mum47 Sun 24-Feb-13 14:04:26

I am Scottish and not massively patriotic but I was fighting back tears watchin Flower of Scotland being sung there.

McNewPants2013 Sun 24-Feb-13 14:05:53

I am welsh and the national anthem took me months to learn.

Where are you from

kim147 Sun 24-Feb-13 14:07:50


Not religious and not a Monarchist.
But passionate about my country - but it needs a passionate anthem where you can let it out.

Pffft. Swing Low Sweet Chariot being belted out to drown out the Haka is the most awesome sound ever.

thefirstmrsrochester Sun 24-Feb-13 14:08:05

My youngest ds sang along word for word. He is 8.
<wipes proud tears>

aldiwhore Sun 24-Feb-13 14:08:24

I'm not one for my anthem.. I'm English and yes our national anthem doesn't mean a lot to me at all, however, I find many things to get patriotically passionate about.

Saying that, I don't really do sporting events that require anthems, so yes, it would be NICE if I were interested in Rugby/Footy etc. if, when we won (or before we started) the National Anthem made me feel something.

YANBU for anthem envy, YABU to wish you were another Nationality on the basis of shit theme tune.

kim147 Sun 24-Feb-13 14:09:06

I'd love to be from New Zealand.

FannyFifer Sun 24-Feb-13 14:10:17

England doesn't have a National Anthem that's the problem.

Cannae beat a chorus of flower of Scotland though. grin

YANBU, the English National anthem is shite, especially is you're a republican.

thefirstmrsrochester Sun 24-Feb-13 14:11:14

I love the Haka.

FannyFifer Sun 24-Feb-13 14:11:43

There isn't an English anthem, GSTQ is UK anthem.

Salmotrutta Sun 24-Feb-13 14:12:34

I bloody hate Flower of Scotland even though I'm a Scot.

Mawkish drivel.

I'd like Caledonia sung by Frankie Miller as our anthem instead.

Or Highland Cathedral.

FannyFifer Sun 24-Feb-13 14:13:00

Proclaimers 500 miles. grin

HazeltheMcWitch Sun 24-Feb-13 14:15:03

Am with you, Salmo re the drivel that is Flowers of Scotland. But I'd go with Scotland the Brave: I can't listen to it without wanting to MARCH. grin

Salmotrutta Sun 24-Feb-13 14:15:23

As stirring as 500 miles is its not about Scotland though.

So no.


LadyWidmerpool Sun 24-Feb-13 14:15:39

Scotland the Brave. THAT'S an anthem.

Salmotrutta Sun 24-Feb-13 14:16:05

I'll allow Scotland the Brave.


kim147 Sun 24-Feb-13 14:16:12

fannyfifer Exactly - it's just so confusing. Have we actually got an English anthem?

I love La Marseillaise. This scene from Casablanca just wouldn't be the same with God save the Queen.


redlac Sun 24-Feb-13 14:16:15

Yes to Calendonia but it has to be the Frankie Miller version

FannyFifer Sun 24-Feb-13 14:16:37

But I liiiiiiiiiiiike it! [sulks]

Scotland the Brave definitely makes you want to march along.

Salmotrutta Sun 24-Feb-13 14:16:56

<marches round living room>

redlac Sun 24-Feb-13 14:17:44

I can't take to Scotland the Brave due to the wee rude version I heard in primary school

here comes the highland granny
2 big tits and a hairy fanny

That pops into my head every time

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