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Thursday, July 06, 2006

God Save The Queen (full version)

Will all please now rise for Her Majesty's National Anthem:

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen:
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen.


O Lord, our God, arise,
Scatter her enemies,
And make them fall.
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On Thee our hopes we fix,
God save the Queen.


Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save the Queen.


Not in this land alone,
But be God's mercies known,
From shore to shore!
Lord make the nations see,
That men should brothers be,
And form one family,
The wide world o'er.


From every latent foe,
From the assassins blow,
God save the Queen!
O'er her thine arm extend,
For Britain's sake defend,
Our mother, prince, and friend,
God save the Queen!


Lord grant that Marshal Wade
May by thy mighty aid
Victory bring.
May he sedition hush,
And like a torrent rush,
Rebellious Scots to crush.
God save the Queen!

Thanks to my dad for the tip on this original, unexpurgated version.

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2 Comments:

I think the Queen is nice
Dipped in some curry spice
And Drambuie.
Whiskey and water neat,
Scallions and piggy's feet,
Make my luncheon complete.
I ate the Queen!

- By Blogger Sheddy Shuttlemann, at Fri Jul 07, 04:18:00 AM GMT+1  

Error in last verse, its "She" not "he". Were it for a King it would be "He". Its a common mistake, it wishes Her or His majesty to crush the rebellious scots, not specifically general wade.
And Scottish children of my era were compelled to sing all six verses at special occasions. I'll never forget it, nor forgive it.
JR

- By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed May 01, 01:42:00 AM GMT+1  

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