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Ed Stone

Alternative National Anthems

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So what do you reckon could make good national anthems for the home nations?

For England Wide-Eyed and Legless might be a goer?

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I rather like the sentiments of "Rule Britannia" but the sweaty's and guardianistas would doubtless get the hump, as usual.

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I quite like Jerusalem; not only is it 'anthem-like' it's quintessentially English...For Scotland I'd opt for this:

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Rule Britannia was written during a drunken binge (so might be appropriate) while Jerusalem was claimed by the poet Katherine Raine to have been about Blake's sex life.

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For the Scots I would go for 'Flower of Scotland'

For the English I would go for 'Land of Hope and Glory',

'Men of Harlech' for the Welsh and bringing up behind for the Irish. 'Derry Air' :)

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I'm with Billy Connelly on this one....

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For the England football team, how about Phil Collins

? :lol:

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My mate and I used to have this conversation and we decided that 'The Archers' theme would be good. Well, it does reflect the pastoral idyl (or not) of jolly old Blighty. :D

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Does god really need to save the queen? she has everything plus more , there are millions of starving people that need saving more than her, the theme from captain pugwash for the national anthem.

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im sick to death of rule Britannia..simple because England football supporters always sing it and god save the queen too (im not quite sure why because they are British anthems not English ones)..i wish they would change the record for goodness sake.

"Knees up mover bran" would do for England..or "we're not the champions" by queen or maybe the theme tune from Rhubarb.

As for Scotland anything by the proclaimers or the Crankees

The Welsh can have Tom Jones - Its not unusual not to be loved by everyone

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