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"God Save The Queen" vs. "Our Country 'tis of Thee (America)"

Instructor

"God Save The Queen" vs. "Our Country 'tis of Thee (America)"

This being a World Cup year, and just because the Spurs... I mean, England are playing Croatia this afternoon's semi-final...

I'm surprised how few Brits realize what us Yanks have done to their national anthem (ex-pats excepting, that is, @maratsade). It's either that or they simply refuse to take the bait.


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Assistant Professor

Re: "God Save The Queen" vs. "Our Country 'tis of Thee (America)"

Are you referring to the melody being the same?

Instructor

Re: "God Save The Queen" vs. "Our Country 'tis of Thee (America)"

I think 'we' stole it on purpose.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Assistant Professor

Re: "God Save The Queen" vs. "Our Country 'tis of Thee (America)"

LOL, that's funny.  From what I remember being told, it's a very old melody, a folk melody even, so it has no copyright.  Smiley Happy  America used it for a very nice hymn/anthem/song. 

Instructor

Re: "God Save The Queen" vs. "Our Country 'tis of Thee (America)"

And to mock King George.


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Assistant Professor

Re: "God Save The Queen" vs. "Our Country 'tis of Thee (America)"

I think many mocked him on both sides of the pond.  Smiley Happy