View Poll Results: What would you change the Aussie national anthem to ?

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  • I'd keep Advance Australia Fair.

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  • Let's Bring back God Save the Queen

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  • Land Down Under

    9 29.03%
  • Great Southern Land

    0 0%
  • I still call Australia home

    3 9.68%
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    if you had a choice, what would you change the Aussie national anthem to ?

    I'd go for Land Down Under personally.....awesome !!!

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    I wouldn't have voted for it, but no Waltzing Matilda!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    I wouldn't have voted for it, but no Waltzing Matilda!?
    yeah I had a whoosh moment after I hit submit....should have been on there for sure.

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    I prefer Waltzing Matilda as a song, but I think it'd probably further degrade a great song by removing its meaning and turning it further into plain cliche if it became our national anthem. I really hate all the times people play Waltzing Matilda in totally inappropriate situations and ramble on about its patriotic significance. It's a very meaningful song but you've got to be aware of the context, and I just don't see it maintaining its significance through being overplayed as a national anthem. About the only decent performance of it in a "national anthem" context I can remember is the Slim Dusty one in the Closing Ceremony in 2000.

    Anyway I really don't care much about the national anthem, so the current one is fine.
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    The current one is better than most tbh, certainly better than ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    The current one is better than most tbh, certainly better than ours.
    Agree with this, but how many Australians know what "girt" means??
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    Pretty certain it means surrounded (thank you, Adam Hills)

    Also, that one for the anthem
    Last edited by andyc; 12-10-2008 at 11:10 PM.

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    I'd vote for Swingin' Safari by Bert Kaempfert if it was an available choice.

    It'd be just about right, I think. The lyrics shouldn't prove too hard for your average Aussie bogan to cope with either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16 tins of Spam View Post
    Agree with this, but how many Australians know what "girt" means??
    It means "shut your face" iirc.

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    True Blue by John Williamson.

    Thread over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
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    Thread over.
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    Went for Land Down Under since I have heard it played over the PA in a Polish corner store. Not that any of the people in that store (apart from me) would have understood English anyway.
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