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Sun Apr 19, 2020, 04:47 AM

This should be our National Anthem



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canetoad Apr 2020 OP
Thyla Apr 2020 #1
CBHagman Aug 22 #2
canetoad Aug 23 #3
CBHagman Aug 23 #4

Response to canetoad (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 08:57 AM

1. I counter with this...



"Native Born" or "Sleep, Australia, Sleep" by Paul Kelly would be good too. A bit grim perhaps.

When all this is over and done with I look forward to coming back more than I have at any other point while living OS.

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Response to canetoad (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 10:31 AM

2. Thank you for posting this.

I never tire of the Seekers, and just recently I enjoyed a video on their first experiences landing on the music charts.

And not being Australian, I don't have a say on the national anthem, but I am reminded of the Canadians who expressed a wish that Stan Rogers' "Northwest Passage" be made their nation's anthem.

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Response to CBHagman (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 23, 2020, 04:30 AM

3. Thanks for your reply

Judy Durham is in her 70s now and we won't have her with us much longer. I met her years ago at the Monsalvat Jazz Festival. Singing jazz was her true love.

Her voice was so pitch-perfect, I still listen in awe at the relaxed way she hits notes without faltering. She is also a genuine, beautiful person.

We in Aus. had the anthem referendum years ago and ended up with the stodgy and disjointed, 'Advance Australia Fair'.

If a popular vote were held today, this song, I think. would prevail.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 23, 2020, 01:07 PM

4. She certainly has an amazing voice.

It is both heartbreaking and life-affirming at once.

And I love hearing that she's as lovely in real life as she is musically.

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