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National Anthems and an Oddity

Apparently I'm not the only one who would like to see our National Anthem changed to something easier to sing and less war-like, such as America the Beautiful.

When the Olympics were in Australia, I was very impressed with their national anthem, Advance Australia Fair. It's similar in spirit to America the Beautiful, playing up the vast resources of the country and its people. No bombs bursting in air, no voices bursting in air as they attempt leaps of 1.5 octaves.

Finally, don't you find it odd that Waltzing Mathilda isn't in 3/4 time?


I'd find it more odd if she were waltzing in 4/4 time....

Posted by: James at January 31, 2003 9:52 AM