National anthem - Northern Ireland
Comenius - Unity through Diversity - Romania, Oradea, May 2013
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - National anthem - Northern Ireland
National Anthem and TraditionalSong from Ligoniel Primary Schooland St .Vincent de Paul PrimarySchool
A National Anthem is a song that represents a country.The National Anthem for the United Kingdom and NorthernIreland is, “God Save the Queen”.It is a very old anthem, dating from 1745.
It is sung when the Queen is attending an event and also onmajor sporting events, for example during the Olympic goldmedal ceremony and when a national sports team playsanother nation.
It is expected that people stand up to sing the NationalAnthem as a mark of respect for the Queen.There are 5 verses but we really only sing the first verse
God save our gracious QueenLong live our noble QueenGod save the QueenSend her victoriousHappy and gloriousLong to reign over usGod save the Queen
The 4 countries that make up the UK also have their ownanthems that can be used on official occasions when theQueen is not there.England has ‘Land of Hope and Glory’Scotland has ‘Flower of Scotland’And Wales has ‘Land of my Fathers’
Northern Ireland has ‘The Londonderry Air’ also known as‘Danny Boy’
The Londonderry Air also known as Danny BoyOh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are callingFrom glen to glen, and down the mountain side.The summers gone, and all the roses are falling,Its you, its you must go and I must bide.
But come ye back when summers in themeadow,Or when the valleys hushed and white withsnow,Its Ill be here in sunshine or in shadow,Oh, Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so!
But when ye come, and all the flowers aredying,If I am dead, as dead I well may be,Yell come and find the place where I am lying,And kneel and say an Avè there for me.And I shall hear, though soft you tread aboveme,And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be,For you will bend and tell me that you love me,And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me!
And I shall hear, though soft you tread aboveme,And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be,For you will bend and tell me that you love me,For and I shall sleep in peace until you come tome!And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me!