New English National Anthem

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Dave Payn, Mar 3, 2006.


New English National Anthem?

  1. Jerusalem

    10 vote(s)
  2. Land of Hope and Glory

    24 vote(s)
  3. Football's Coming Home

    0 vote(s)
  4. The Floral Dance

    6 vote(s)
  5. English Country Garden

    0 vote(s)
  6. Something penned by Lord Lloyd Webber

    0 vote(s)
  7. John Cage's 4'33''

    3 vote(s)
  8. other

    8 vote(s)
  1. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    OK, in the recent National Anthem thread on here, the issue of what should be the English anthem is raised again. So here's your chance, tMP-ers! If God Help... sorry.... Save the Queen were to be ditched, what would you like it to be replaced with? As you will see with some of the poll choices, just a bit of light hearted fun.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2006
  2. andywooler

    andywooler Supporting Member

    at least Rooney would know the words to the John Cage option ;)
  3. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Swing Low Sweet Chariots - with the actions. :)
  4. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    The theme tune to Starskey and Hutch. We'd look so cool at the Olympics!
  5. julestools

    julestools Active Member

    My thoughts on the choices above
    1. Jerusalem ........................Too Jewish
    2. Land of Hope and Glory.........Who are you trying to kid
    3. Footballs Coming Home .........Another joke
    4. Floral Dance ......................Too Cornish
    5. English Country Garden .........More concrete and clay
    6. Lloyd Webber ....................More garbage (not a fan)
    7. John Cage 4'33'' ..................Have trouble getting 2' on 11/11
    But then Land of Hope and Glory is probably the best tune.


  6. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    I agree with Billy Connolly - we should have the theme tune to "The Archers".

    If they ever chose Floral Dance I'd emigrate.

    All together now - "Dum-ti-tum-ti-tum-ti-tum, Da-da-da-da-da-daa. Rrrrum-ti-tum-ti-tum-ti-tum, rum-ti-tiddly-dum.........."
  7. Redhorn

    Redhorn New Member

    How about 'Groundforce'??.....

    Nah, keep it as it is, but throw any singers that go up the octave at the end into the Tower of London!
  8. will enderby

    will enderby Member

    jonh cage

    my music teacher at my collage one of his best friends did john cage 4 mins and 33 secs a a recital at uni ive never seen it performed who would do it very strange but funny
  9. Kaskaey

    Kaskaey Member

    woah! i wanna do that for my recital! No seriously, i think da national anthem shud be da floral dance. why? can't you just see the whole of england bobbing up and down at the olympics? I can see it now! ......:sup that wud be cool....
  10. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Indeed, most of my options were meant to be tongue in cheek... :) ;) (Perhaps ALL of them? ;))
  11. Liz Courts

    Liz Courts Active Member

    You can never be too Cornish!! :biggrin:

    My mums always wanted it to be Jerusalem, but I'd probably go for Land of Hope and Glory out of the options!!
  12. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Is it worth mentioning 'Football's coming home' Is really called 'Three Lions?' ;)

    Certainly agree with throwing any singers who go up the octave at the end of god save the queen into the tower.

    Or maybe just that one from the england game on wednesday night!! God save us from amateur warblers with the lungs of a sergeant major!!
  13. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    Jerusalem ..........................To religious, not everyone is religious in England :)
    Land of Hope and Glory........Why not?!
    Footballs Coming Home .........I'd rather seek asylum in Bagdad
    Floral Dance ......................Does it have words? Cheesy but I like it
    English Country Garden .........haven't heard that since I was about 10...thankfully
    Lloyd Webber ....................I have to agree.....garbage...stick to musicals
    John Cage 4'33'' much like a tribute to dead people

    Good poll! Glad the options are all tongue in cheek though! I think Land of hope and glory is the most sensible, everyone knows it and it's by a great British composer!
  14. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    Dave, couldn't you add "The Engineer's Song" as an option? :wink:
  15. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Land Of Hope And Glory for me every time it means something
  16. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Does it have words?! Does it have words??!!?! Terry Wogan will be spinning in his gold-plated rolls royce...
  17. m.f.cooper

    m.f.cooper Member

    You are a genius!

    But i think the little kiddies trying to learn their anthem might get a bit confused! ;)
  18. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    Sorry....had a moment of temporary amnesia/insanity!! Still can hardly see sporting heroes standing to attention, hand on chest, patriotically singing the words to the floral dance.........???
  19. Redhorn

    Redhorn New Member

    Just for you, Ian, how about 'You'll never walk alone!'? Quality!
  20. Sopfonix

    Sopfonix Member

    National Anthem

    If it hadn't been used for the rugby world cup a few years ago, I think "I Vow To Thee My Country" would make a crackin' National Anthem :clap: :clap: :clap: