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I love You California

Written by F. B. Silverwood

Composed by A. F. Frankenstein

I love you, California, you're the greatest state of all

I love you in the winter, summer, spring, and in the fall.

I love your fertile valleys; your dear mountains I adore,

I love your grand old ocean and I love her rugged shore.

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I love your redwood forests - love your fields of yellow grain,

I love your summer breezes, and I love your winter rain,

I love you, land of flowers; land of honey, fruit and wine,

I love you, California; you have won this heart of mine.

chorus

I love your old gray Missions - love your vineyards streteching far,

I love you, California, with your Golden Gate ajar,

I love your purple sunsets, love your skies of azure blue,

I love you, California; I just can't help loving you.

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I love you, Catalina - you are very dear to me,

I love you, Tamalpais, and I love Yosemite,

I love you, Land of Sunshine, half your beauties are untold,

I loved you in my childhood, and I'll love you when I'm old.

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When the snow crowned Golden Sierras

Keep their watch o'er the valleys bloom.

It is there I would be in our land by the sea,

Ev'ry breeze bearing rich perfume,

It is here nature gives of her rarest,

It is Home Sweet Home to me.

And I know when I die I shall breathe my last sigh

For my sunny California.

Oh brother......

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When I was in grade school we sung the school song titled "McDaniel School, Our halls Of Learning".

Not until Jr. High School did I discover that the McDaniel School Song was sung to the tune of "Deutchland Ubber Alles" which was the German National Anthem under Hitler and the Nazis. It's a wonder they didn't make us goose step to the school parade.

Zieg Heil kiddies!

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When I was in grade school we sung the school song titled "McDaniel School, Our halls Of Learning".

Not until Jr. High School did I discover that the McDaniel School Song was sung to the tune of "Deutchland Ubber Alles" which was the German National Anthem under Hitler and the Nazis. It's a wonder they didn't make us goose step to the school parade.

Zieg Heil kiddies!

:blush: :blush:

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The Great Lakes Song - Pat Dailey

The Great Lakes are a diamond on the hand of North America

A brightly shining jewel on the friendship bordering,

Freshwater highway coming down from Canada

All along the shoreline, you can hear them sing

singin'

Sweet mother Michigan, father Superior

Coming down from Mackinac and Sault St. Marie

Blue water Huron, Flow down to Lake Erie-O

Fall to Ontario and run on out to sea.

Hearty are the seamen on the ships that load the iron ore

Sailing out of Thunder Bay and bound for Buffalo

Hearty are the fishermen just like their Fathers were before

Say they'll bury me at sea, come my time to go,

Singin'

Sweet mother Michigan, Father Superior

Coming down from Mackinac and Sault St. Marie

Blue water Huron, Flow down to Lake Erie-O

Fall to Ontario and run on out to Sea.

Oh the tales the sailors spin, of mermaids singing in the wind, the sinking of the Bessemer, the drowning of the crew.

Memories of waters crossed of women won and fortunes lost

Are etched upon their faces and their faded old tatoos

Down below the quarter decks the old men mend the fishing nets

Up above the windy bridge, the young men curse into the wind

All along the Windsor straits, the wives and mothers lie awake

Pray Our Lady of the Lake, to send them home again, singin',

Sweet mother Michigan, Father Superior

Coming down from Mackinac and Sault St. Marie

Blue water Huron, Flow down to Lake Erie-O

Fall to Ontario and run on out to Sea, run on out to Sea.....

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When I was in grade school we sung the school song titled "McDaniel School, Our halls Of Learning".

Not until Jr. High School did I discover that the McDaniel School Song was sung to the tune of "Deutchland Ubber Alles" which was the German National Anthem under Hitler and the Nazis. It's a wonder they didn't make us goose step to the school parade.

Zieg Heil kiddies!

What about the tight pants?

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When I was in grade school we sung the school song titled "McDaniel School, Our halls Of Learning".

Not until Jr. High School did I discover that the McDaniel School Song was sung to the tune of "Deutchland Ubber Alles" which was the German National Anthem under Hitler and the Nazis. It's a wonder they didn't make us goose step to the school parade.

Zieg Heil kiddies!

I'm not at all completely certain of this , Joe , but I believe that is still the national anthem of Germany ( or perhaps just the melody ? ) . Anyway , it has not been eradicated, I think , as almost all other things of that period have been . I don' t believe it was written speciffically for the Nazis ( Marc , Katie ? Anyone know offhand ? ), though one would certainly think so from the title , and it was used then , as well .

Japan has a similar situation : Pre-war national anthem maintained , insinuating high respect for the Emperor , and a source of controversy constantly as people wish to change it , or refuse to sing/ stand for it , etc.

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update : Still is the official anthem , though only the 3rd verse is sung -- the first being verboten ! Written 1841 , with the initial intention of the meaning being for Germans to drop their regional loyalties and embrace Germany as a whole . Germany did not become a nation state until 1871 , previously being composed of numerious little kingdoms , principalities , dukedoms etc.

Edited by Guest
Checking that I'm not full of B.S...

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I'm not at all completely certain of this , Joe , but I believe that is still the national anthem of Germany ( or perhaps just the melody ? ) . Anyway , it has not been eradicated, I think

You´re right, Kevin. They eliminated the lyrics, now it´s just the old anthem only without the words. Don´t you think they should change it and have some Kraftwerk song instead?

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Thanks , edna . My source said it WAS banned briefly during the Allied occupation in'45 , but perhaps The Cold War and demobilization partly allowed it to reappear .

Anyway , back to Joe's story : Isn't it cute thought to think of Uncle Joe singing and marching around to that dressed in a pair of liederhosen ? :laughing: :doh:

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Nkosi Sikilele iAfrica

Nkosi Sikelel'i Afrika

Maluphakanyisw'uphondo Iwayo

Yizwa imithandazo yethu

Nkosi sikelela, Nkosi sikelela

Nkosi Silkelel'i Afrika

Maluphakanyisw'uphondo Iwayo

Yizwa imithandazo yethu

Nkosi sikelela, Thina lusapho Iwayo

Woza moya

Woza moya woza

Woza moya

Woza moya woza

Woza moya oyingewele

Nkosi sikelela

Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso

Ofedise dintwa le matshwenyeho

O se boloke

O se boloke morena

Setjhaba sa heso

Setjhaba sa Afrika

Nkosi Silkelel'i Afrika

Maluphakanyisw'uphondo Iwayo

Yizwa imithandazo yethu

Nkosi sikelela,

Nkosi Sikelel'i Afrika

I still prefer the one we used to have:

Die Stem

Cornelius Jacob Langenhoven, 1918 [1873-1932]

Uit die blou van onse hemel,

Vit die diepte van ons see.

Oor ons ewige gebergtes waar

Die kranse antwoord gee,

Deur ons ver-verlate vlaktes

Met die kreun van ossewa

Ruis die stem van ons geliefde,

Van ons land Suid-Afrika

Ons sal antwoord op jou roepstem,

Ons sal offer wat jy vra:

Ons sal lewe, ons sal sterwe

Ons vir jou, Suid-Afrika.

In die merg van ons gebeente,

In ons hart en siel en gees,

In ons roem op ons verlede,

In ons hoop op wat sal wees,

In ons wil en werk en wandel,

Van on wieg tot aan ons graf

Deel geen ander land ons liefde,

Trek geen ander trou ons af.

Vaderland! ons sal die adel

Van jou naam met ere dra:

Waar en trou as Afrikaners

Kinders van Suid-Afrika.

In die songloed van ons somer,

In ons winternag se kou,

In die lente van ons liefde,

In die lanfer van ons rou.

By die klink van huw'liks-klokkies,

By die kluitklap op die kis

Streel jou stem ons nooit verniet nie,

Weet jy waar jou kinders is.

Op jou roep se ons nooit nee nie,

Se ons altyd, altyd ja:

Om te lewe, om te sterwe

Ja ons kom, Suid-Afrika.

Op U Almag vas vertrouend,

Het ons vadere gebou:

Skenk ook ons die krag, o Here!

Om te handhaaf en te hou

Dat die erwe van ons vaad're

Vir ons kinders wrwe bly:

Knegte van die Allerhoogste,

Teen die hele wereld vry.

Soos ons vadere vertrou het,

Leer ook ons vertrou o Heer

Met ons land en met ons nasie

Sal dit wel wees, God regeer.

Ringing out from out blue heavens,

From our deep seas breaking round;

Over everlasting mountains

Where the echoing crags resound;

From our plains where creaking wagons

Cut their trails into the earth

Calls the spirit of our Country,

Of the land that gave us birth.

At thy call we shall not falter,

Firm and steadfast we shall stand.

At thy will to live or perish,

O South Africa, dear land.

In our body and our spirit,

In our inmost heart held fast;

In the promise of our future

and the glory of our past;

In our will, our work, our striving,

From the cradle to the grave -

There's no land that shares our loving,

And no bond that can enslave.

Thou hast borne us and we know thee.

May our deeds to all proclaim

Our enduring love and service

To thy honour and thy name.

In the golden warmth of summer,

In the chill of winter's air,

In the surging life of springtime,

In the autumn of despair;

When the wedding bells are chiming,

Or when those we love depart,

Thou dost know us for thy children

And dost take us to thy heart.

Loudly peals the answering chorus;

We are thine, and we shall stand,

Be it life or death, to answer

Thy call, beloved land.

In thy power Almighty, trusting,

Did our fathers build of old;

Strengthen then, O Lord, their children

To defend, to love, to hold

That the heritage they gave us

For our children yet may be:

Bondsmen only to the Highest

And before the whole world free.

As our fathers trusted humbly,

Teach us, Lord, to trust Thee still:

Guard our land and guide our people

In Thy way to do Thy will.

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Anyway , back to Joe's story : Isn't it cute thought to think of Uncle Joe singing and marching around to that dressed in a pair of liederhosen ?

I have video available at $25.00 each.

($50.00 for the one sans liederhosen).

Kefin, you haff family in Chermany, jah?

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The NZ national anthem is pretty basic, there are like 3 verses in english that I get mixed up. I know the maori though, even though all I can really do in maori is say hello, count to 100 and say a few random body parts and other words thanks to the songs we used to sing in primary school.

The maori version sounds very poetic.

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Melody by a Prussian bandmaster, lyrics written by a King, this national anthem is now the official song of the state of Hawai'i.

First verse:

Hawai'i Pono'i

(Hawaii's own)

Nana i kou mo'i

(Be loyal to your chief)

Ka lani ali'i

(Your conutry's liege and lord)

Ke ali'i

(The ali'i)

Chorus/hui:

Makua lani e

(Father above us all)

Kamehameha e

(Kamehameha)

Na kaua a pale

(Who guarded in war

Me ka ihe

(With his spear)

second verse:

Hawai'i Pono'i

Nana i na ali'i

(Look to your lineal chiefs)

Na pua muli kou

(These chiefs of latter birth)

Na poki'i

(Younger siblings)

third verse:

Hawai'i Pono'i

E ka lahui e

(People of loyal hearts)

'O kau hana nui

(Thy only duty lies)

E ui e

(Listen and abide)

These days, most sing only the first verse and the chorus before the band strikes up "The Star-Spangled Banner." By the way, did anyone notice that this song ends with a question? This song, set to the tune, "Anacreon on Heaven" (in?) reminds citizens that without some vigilance, the flag/nation may no longer be. :drummer:

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Deutchland Uber Alles is a cracking tune though. Verse 1 is often sung by Chermans on holiday whilst 'annexing' sunbeds.....

Regards

I thought it was forbiden... :stars: It´s against the law to be a nazi nowadays...

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