Nope, but im still British at the moment though.
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01-08-2012 13:57 #21
01-08-2012 13:59 #22
Yep- i grew up singing it whenever we drove passed the National Flag!
I still do it now- and my nearly 3yo knows most of the first verse too!
From exposure !
I love it when he sings 'my home is girt by sea' - cause obviously he sings the sounds without knowing what he's singing-I always think its funny!
01-08-2012 14:00 #23
01-08-2012 14:03 #24
Yep. We used to use it in debates about refugees..
"My second speaker will discuss the significance of the australian national anthem, and how we have 'boundless plains to share' with those who need it...
01-08-2012 14:28 #25
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01-08-2012 14:30 #27
Yes, I do, and we sing both verses at school every time we have assembly.
My pet hate is people singing "with golden soil"
It's NOT with!!!!
01-08-2012 14:37 #28
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01-08-2012 14:40 #29
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The original lyrics published in 1879 were as follows:
The 1901 Federation version of the third verse was originally sung as:
Verse 1Australia's sons let us rejoice,For we are young and free;We've golden soil and wealth for toil,Our home is girt by sea;Our land abounds in Nature's giftsOf beauty rich and rare;In hist'ry's page, let ev'ry stageAdvance Australia fair.In joyful strains then let us sing,Advance Australia fair.Verse 2When gallant Cook from Albion sailed,To trace wide oceans o'er,True British courage bore him on,Til he landed on our shore.Then here he raised Old England's flag,The standard of the brave;"With all her faults we love her still""Britannia rules the wave."In joyful strains then let us singAdvance Australia fair. Verse 3While other nations of the globeBehold us from afar,We'll rise to high renown and shineLike our glorious southern star;From England soil and Fatherland,Scotia and Erin fair,Let all combine with heart and handTo advance Australia fair.In joyful strains then let us singAdvance Australia fair.Verse 4Should foreign foe e'er sight our coast,Or dare a foot to land,We'll rouse to arms like sires of yore,To guard our native strand;Britannia then shall surely know,Though oceans roll between,Her sons in fair Australia's landStill keep their courage green.In joyful strains then let us singAdvance Australia fair.*
Third verseBeneath our radiant Southern Cross,We'll toil with hearts and hands;To make our youthful CommonwealthRenowned of all the lands;For loyal sons beyond the seasWe've boundless plains to share;With courage let us all combineTo advance Australia fair.In joyful strains then let us singAdvance Australia fair!*
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