SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM  

spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
29201 posts
9/29/2021 10:32 am
SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM



I’m not a good singer. Even in the shower, I’m not a good singer. I was briefly a singer in two bands, but not singing well was okay in those post-punk days! My lack of singing ability probably explains why I failed the audition to star in the Naked Boys Singing! musical revue. Above is me in the audition; I’m eighth from the right ... or am I eighth from the left?!

I do not like my national anthem, God Save the Queen. Though I’ll stand up out of courtesy when it’s played, I will not sing it. God Save the Queen is a dirge, more suited to being played at a funeral. Also the anthem, in its opening line, mentions two things I don’t like - God and the Queen!

The Sex Pistols’ God Save the Queen is a much better song. Below is Jamie Reid’s artwork for the single. This punk song, released in 1977, only made it to number two in the official UK singles charts. Some believed that there was an Establishment stitch-up to stop the single reaching number one ... as if the BBC would be involved in such a cover-up!


Are you a good singer?
Do you like your national anthem?
Do you patriotically sing your national anthem?


The national anthems that I do like are America’s The Star-Spangled Banner, France’s La Marseillaise, Ireland’s The Soldier’s Song, Italy’s The Song of the Italians, Scotland’s Flower of Scotland, and Wales’ Land of My Fathers. These bouncy and stirring anthems all have a bit of oomph, something lacking in Britain’s God Save the Queen.



spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
39485 posts
9/29/2021 10:33 am

There are only a few countries with a national anthem containing no words. Spain’s Royal March, one of the world’s oldest national anthems, once had words but the words are no longer sung.


lindoboy100 58M  
23890 posts
9/29/2021 11:39 am

1. Yes.
2. I don't like yours, technically ours too, but I do like Flower of Scotland. I particularly like the cricket anthem, Jerusalem.
3. I've been known to belt out Flower of Scotland at the top of my voice, both sober and drunk. I'm patriotic and was staunchly for the union until those idiots voted first for brexit then for bozz........nope, no thank you. If there was an indy ref tomorrow the nat's would win. Wait, sorry, wrong post!


Erogedyne 69M
961 posts
9/29/2021 11:46 am

Quoting spunkycumfun: "I’m eight from the right!"

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!

1) I am a singer.
2) I like our NA, but it's difficult to sing due to the vocal range required.
3) I do sing it patriotically. I am a retired US miltary musician.


Paulxx001 64M  
21958 posts
9/29/2021 11:54 am

I can sing lead or backup; are you starting a band?
Oooo Canada 🍁 doesn't curl my toes. But hey, if we win a hockey game — the only thing we're capable of winning — I'll humm along.

How about Australia 🇦🇺 and Waltzing Matilda?
The melody is stirring! 👍 😊


Tmptrzz 59F  
104421 posts
9/29/2021 12:10 pm

Sorry to hear you don't enjoy your National Anthem, and such great questions for today.

Yes I enjoy singing I am a good singer, as I used to be in a band, sang with the bands that played at the Bar where I was a bartender for over twenty years. And I love Karaoke too, some folks call me Patsy Cline when I sing.

Our National Anthem is alright I wouldn't say its a favorite of mine.

Yes I do sing it when it expected of us to do so as that's an honor or its supposed to be.

I hope you both enjoy a great Hump Day..

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..


smartasswoman 64F  
35326 posts
9/29/2021 12:42 pm

I do enjoy the Sex Pistols' version - in fact you've inspired me to go find it on Youtube and give it a listen!


CleavageFan4U 64M  
68415 posts
9/29/2021 1:53 pm

It would seem you were cropped out of the shot.

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citizen4722 63M  
73580 posts
9/29/2021 2:07 pm

Are you a good singer? - Terrible after my voice broke!
Do you like your national anthem? - I've heard worse.
Do you patriotically sing your national anthem? - No, I keep forgetting the words!

You can't sing and you can't bleddy well count either


bustinout20202 64F  
935 posts
9/29/2021 5:37 pm

I sing karaoke. I proudly have a 4 note range; so our National Anthem is out for me! I've never given it much thought as to whether I like it or not. I sing it as necessary at games, etc. I much prefer singing to Bonnie Raitt!

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


superbjversion2 66F
23771 posts
9/29/2021 6:52 pm

I like to sing, whether I'm good or not is a matter of opinion (and depends on the song)

The Star-spangled Banner is difficult to sing and is actually sung too slow. I was able to hear a men's choir sing it from original sheet music. It's a rousing, victory song! Huzzah! I think America the Beautiful would make a better anthem for the majority though.

I do sing my anthem if I'm someplace where it's being played. I'd be able to fumble through La Marseillaise if I was ever in France.

I don't know if anyone noticed but those Naked Boys Singing aren't actually naked.

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flannel_light 59F  
4221 posts
9/29/2021 7:06 pm

I sing mine at football games.
I would take all of those men right now.

The Light is shinning and she is lonely and waiting in the darkness.


lok4fun500 111M  
51078 posts
9/29/2021 8:17 pm

I can answer "Yes" to all three questions!




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author51 58F  
126379 posts
9/29/2021 11:36 pm

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    I can sing lead or backup; are you starting a band?
    Oooo Canada 🍁 doesn't curl my toes. But hey, if we win a hockey game — the only thing we're capable of winning — I'll humm along.

    How about Australia 🇦🇺 and Waltzing Matilda?
    The melody is stirring! 👍 😊
Like my fellow musician and countryman, I sing lead or backup as well. I Love Canada's Anthem though and think it is one of the nicest ones out there..lol. We used to have to sing God Save The Queen at school every day.. Love the Sex Pistols version of it too..xoxo


PonyGirl1965 56F
20225 posts
9/30/2021 12:14 am

I can sing in my range. I sing our national anthem. Not too well due to the extremes but I try.


pal334 67M  
45069 posts
9/30/2021 6:51 am

I can not carry a tune in a bushel basket, but I do try . I do like our anthem and have song it in many locations. [image]

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spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
39485 posts
10/3/2021 8:48 am

    Quoting lindoboy100:
    1. Yes.
    2. I don't like yours, technically ours too, but I do like Flower of Scotland. I particularly like the cricket anthem, Jerusalem.
    3. I've been known to belt out Flower of Scotland at the top of my voice, both sober and drunk. I'm patriotic and was staunchly for the union until those idiots voted first for brexit then for bozz........nope, no thank you. If there was an indy ref tomorrow the nat's would win. Wait, sorry, wrong post!
Jersulaem is a much better anthem than God Save the Queen.
I suspect Johnson will go to great lengths to stop another referendum; I can see the courts getting involved.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
39485 posts
10/3/2021 8:49 am

    Quoting Erogedyne:
    Quoting spunkycumfun: "I’m eight from the right!"

    Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!

    1) I am a singer.
    2) I like our NA, but it's difficult to sing due to the vocal range required.
    3) I do sing it patriotically. I am a retired US miltary musician.
I hope you blog about your military musical adventures soon.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
39485 posts
10/3/2021 8:51 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    I can sing lead or backup; are you starting a band?
    Oooo Canada 🍁 doesn't curl my toes. But hey, if we win a hockey game — the only thing we're capable of winning — I'll humm along.

    How about Australia 🇦🇺 and Waltzing Matilda?
    The melody is stirring! 👍 😊
I think starting a band is a great idea. I know a drummer and I'm sure there's many here who play their instruments!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
39485 posts
10/3/2021 10:41 am

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    Sorry to hear you don't enjoy your National Anthem, and such great questions for today.

    Yes I enjoy singing I am a good singer, as I used to be in a band, sang with the bands that played at the Bar where I was a bartender for over twenty years. And I love Karaoke too, some folks call me Patsy Cline when I sing.

    Our National Anthem is alright I wouldn't say its a favorite of mine.

    Yes I do sing it when it expected of us to do so as that's an honor or its supposed to be.

    I hope you both enjoy a great Hump Day..
If you can sing like Patsy Cline, you are a brilliant singer.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
39485 posts
10/3/2021 10:42 am

    Quoting smartasswoman:
    I do enjoy the Sex Pistols' version - in fact you've inspired me to go find it on Youtube and give it a listen!
Sex Pistols were a breath of fresh air when they formed. It was all prog rock then here!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
39485 posts
10/3/2021 10:46 am

It seems whenever I'm naked or semi-naked, I always get cropped out of the shots!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
39485 posts
10/3/2021 10:47 am

    Quoting citizen4722:
    Are you a good singer? - Terrible after my voice broke!
    Do you like your national anthem? - I've heard worse.
    Do you patriotically sing your national anthem? - No, I keep forgetting the words!

    You can't sing and you can't bleddy well count either
I was never good at adding up at school!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
39485 posts
10/3/2021 10:49 am

    Quoting bustinout20202:
    I sing karaoke. I proudly have a 4 note range; so our National Anthem is out for me! I've never given it much thought as to whether I like it or not. I sing it as necessary at games, etc. I much prefer singing to Bonnie Raitt!
My singing is so bad, they won't let me in karaoke bars!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
39485 posts
10/3/2021 10:50 am

    Quoting superbjversion2:
    I like to sing, whether I'm good or not is a matter of opinion (and depends on the song)

    The Star-spangled Banner is difficult to sing and is actually sung too slow. I was able to hear a men's choir sing it from original sheet music. It's a rousing, victory song! Huzzah! I think America the Beautiful would make a better anthem for the majority though.

    I do sing my anthem if I'm someplace where it's being played. I'd be able to fumble through La Marseillaise if I was ever in France.

    I don't know if anyone noticed but those Naked Boys Singing aren't actually naked.
Those Naked Boys Singing are definitely a bunch of cheats!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
39485 posts
10/3/2021 10:51 am

    Quoting flannel_light:
    I sing mine at football games.
    I would take all of those men right now.
If you can take all those men, I'm going to regret failing the audition!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
39485 posts
10/3/2021 11:12 am

    Quoting lok4fun500:
    I can answer "Yes" to all three questions!
I wish I coukd sing!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
39485 posts
10/3/2021 11:18 am

    Quoting author51:
    Like my fellow musician and countryman, I sing lead or backup as well. I Love Canada's Anthem though and think it is one of the nicest ones out there..lol. We used to have to sing God Save The Queen at school every day.. Love the Sex Pistols version of it too..xoxo
I've only heard the Canadian national anthem when Canada wins gold at ice hockey!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
39485 posts
10/3/2021 11:23 am

    Quoting PonyGirl1965:
    I can sing in my range. I sing our national anthem. Not too well due to the extremes but I try.
At least you try to sing your national anthem; I don't even try to sing mine!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
39485 posts
10/3/2021 11:24 am

    Quoting pal334:
    I can not carry a tune in a bushel basket, but I do try . I do like our anthem and have song it in many locations. [image]
Your national anthem is so much better than my national anthem. Let's swap!


Art4urPleasure 55M
599 posts
10/7/2021 5:32 am

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spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
39485 posts
10/7/2021 6:21 am

    Quoting Art4urPleasure:
    You have some handsome friends. You also have a huge cock
Thank you for your kind words. And thanks for stopping by.


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