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Posted on 2008.10.11 at 17:43
How I feel about it all: determineddetermined
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I wonder if the President-elect would consider changing the National Anthem to this:



Yes, I know it's a British song, but um. So is the current one. Or Irish. Or something. The tune anyway. And it's hard to sing. Um.

Anyway, if he decides to do this, a decades-long dream of mine will be realised. I mean, can you imagine this being sung en masse at a baseball game?

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Aingeal
aingeal8c at 2008-11-10 22:56 (UTC) ()
What is a Do Wah Diddy?
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primroseburrows at 2008-11-10 22:59 (UTC) ()
I do not know. But I don't know what a rampart is, either, and that's a word in our current national anthem.
Aingeal
aingeal8c at 2008-11-10 23:02 (UTC) ()
Isn't a rampart like a big ramp? Like a bank of earth you get on one side of a ditch? Or is it castle related?

Erm...I don't know either.
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primroseburrows at 2008-11-10 23:09 (UTC) ()
Wikipedia says it's a "defensive embankment". Well, okay, that makes sense.

And who says you can't learn anything from the interwebz (probably nobody, at this point, but anyway).
Aingeal
aingeal8c at 2008-11-10 23:12 (UTC) ()
Ah my gut thought was nearly right.

Ah but 'is what you learn accurate?' is what a lot of people ask.
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primroseburrows at 2008-11-11 00:04 (UTC) ()
Some things are accurate, i.e.:

George Bush is a moron. Alaska is melting. Canada is really big. Paul Gross is ridiculously pretty.
Isis
isiscolo at 2008-11-10 23:53 (UTC) ()
German drinking song, so I have heard. Impossible to sing, but I still like it.
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primroseburrows at 2008-11-11 00:04 (UTC) ()
Germans, Irish, British. They all know how to hoist a pint. *g*
newleaf31
newleaf31 at 2008-11-11 01:10 (UTC) ()
Nope, British drinking song. "To Anacreon in Heaven."
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primroseburrows at 2008-11-11 02:32 (UTC) ()
Good old Anacreon. I wonder what he knew about ramparts.
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songdog at 2008-11-11 01:07 (UTC) ()
Perfect. Just perfect! Doubly so at the baseball game..!
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primroseburrows at 2008-11-11 02:31 (UTC) ()
DUDE. The Cubs would win the WORLD SERIES if this happened.
suchthefangirl
suchthefangirl at 2008-11-11 01:45 (UTC) ()
See, I clicked on this having no idea what to expect. And what did I get?! I got a video of one of my favorite songs by a band that I adore (that I've even seen some of them live, cause I saw his band after this one).

I have known all the words to this song for as far back as I can remember. I don't know that I've ever gotten our National Anthem's lyrics correct. So it sure wins on that front.

(Manfred Mann so rocks my world) ;-)
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primroseburrows at 2008-11-11 02:33 (UTC) ()
Manfred Mann even covered Dylan right. They rock.
suchthefangirl
suchthefangirl at 2008-11-11 04:02 (UTC) ()
Yup, they so did. In fact, when I was doing my music meme where I was picking the songs, I had a hard time picking a Manfred Mann song, cause several of the ones I had access to were Dylan covers. They are soooo good, but then people would have guessed Dylan, instead. (I wound up picking a cover anyway, and no one knew that it was Manfred Mann.)

Love them so much.
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