American National Anthem (Star Spangled Banner)

Oh, say! can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming;
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there:
Oh, say! does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In fully glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution!
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh, thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust":
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Scottish National Anthem

O flower of Scotland
When will we see your like again
That fought and died for
Your wee bit hill and glen
And stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again

The hills are bare now
And autumn leaves lie thick and still
O'er land that is lost now
Which those so dearly held
And stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again

Those days are passed now
And in the past they must remain
But we can still rise now
And be the nation again
That stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again

Australian National Anthem

Australians all let us rejoice,,
For we are young and free;
We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history’s page,, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair..
In joyful strains then let us sing,,
Advance Australia Fair..

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair..
In joyful strains then let us sing,,
Advance Australia Fair..   

 
 
 

Samoan National Anthem

Samoa, tula’i ma sisi ia lau fu’a, lou pale lea
Samoa, tula’i ma sisi ia lau fu’a, lou pale lea

Vaai i na fetu o loo ua agiagia ai
Le faailoga lea o Iesu na maliu ai mo Samoa Oi!
Samoa e, uu mau lau pule ia faavavau

‘Aua e te fefe, o le Atua lo ta fa’a vae
O lota sa’olotoga

Samoa, tula’i, ia agiagia lau fu’a, lou pale lea.

 

French National Anthem (La Marseillaise)


Allons enfants de la Patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrive!
Contre nous de la tyrannie,
L'etendard sanglant est leve,
Entendez-vous dans les campagnes
Mugir ces feroces soldats?
Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras
Egorger vos fils, vos compagnes!
Aux armes, citoyens,
Formez vos bataillons,
Marchons, marchons!
Qu'un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons!

New Zealand National Anthem (Maori words)

E Ihoa Atua, 
O nga Iwi Matoura, 
Ata whaka rongona; 
Me aroha noa. 
Kia hua ko te pai; 
Kia tau to atawhai; 
Manaakitia mai
Aotearoa 

Ona mano tangata
Kiri whero, kiri ma, 
Iwi Maori Pakeha
Repeke katoa, 
Nei ka tono ko nga he
Mau e whakaahu ke, 
Kia ora marire
Aotearoa 

Waiho tona takiwa
Ko te ao marama; 
Kia whiti tona ra
Taiawhio noa.
Ko te hae me te ngangau
Meinga kia kore kau; 
Waiho i te rongo mau
Aotearoa 

Tona pai me toitu; 
Tika rawa, pono pu; 
Tona noho, tana tu; 
Iwi no Ihoa. 
Kaua mona whakama; 
Kia hau te ingoa; 
Kia tu hei tauira; 
Aotearoa 

 

New Zealand National Anthem (English words)

God of nations! at Thy feet
In the bonds of love we meet, 
Hear our voices, we entreat, 
God defend our Free Land. 
Guard Pacific's triple star, 
From the shafts of strife and war, 
Make her praises heard afar, 
God defend New Zealand 

Men of ev'ry creed and race
Gather here before Thy face, 
Asking Thee to bless this place, 
God defend our Free Land. 
From dissension, envy, hate, 
And corruption guard our State, 
Make our country good and great, 
God defend New Zealand. 

Peace, not war, shall be our boast, 
But, should foes assail our coast, 
Make us then a mighty host, 
God defend our Free Land. 
Lord of battles in thy might, 
Put our enemies to flight,
Let our cause be just and right, 
God defend New Zealand.

Let our love for Thee increase, 
May Thy blessings never cease, 
Give us plenty, give us peace, 
God defend our Free Land. 
From dishonour and from shame
Guard our country's spotless name
Crown her with immortal fame,
God defend New Zealand. 

May our mountains ever be
Freedom's ramparts on the sea, 
Make us faithful unto Thee, 
God defend our Free Land.
Guide her in the nations' van, 
Preaching love and truth to man,
Working out Thy Glorious plan, 
God defend New Zealand. 

 


 

Shake It Out

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: 

 

Soloist: Regrets collect like old friends
Here to relive your darkest moments
I can see no way, I can see no way
And all of the ghouls come out to play
 And every demon wants his pound of flesh
Well I like to keep some things to myself
I like to keep my issues drawn
It's always darkest before the dawn.

And I've been a fool and I've been blind
I can never leave the past behind
I can see no way, I can see no way
I'm always dragging that horse around
All of these questions such a mournful sound
Tonight I'm going to bury that horse in the ground
I like to keep my issues drawn
It's always darkest before the dawn

Shake it out, shake it out, oh-whoah
Shake it out, shake it out, oh-whoah
And it's hard to dance with the devil on your back
So shake him off, oh -whoah

Soloist: I am done with my graceless heart
So tonight I'm gonna cut it out and then restart
Cause I like to keep my issues drawn
It's always darkest before the dawn

Shake it out, shake it out, oh-whoah
Shake it out, shake it out, oh-whoah
And it's hard to dance with the devil on your back
So shake him off, oh -whoah

And it's hard to dance with the devil on your back (Shake him off) 
Given half the chance would I take any of it back?
It's a fine romance but it's left me so undone (Shake him off)
It's always darkest before the dawn (oh - whoah.....oh whoah)

Soloist: And I'm done if I do, and I'm done if I don't
So here's to drinks in the dark at the end of my rope
I'm ready to suffer and I'm ready to hope
It's a shot in the dark aimed right at my throat
Cause looking for heaven, for the devil in me
looking for heaven, for the devil in me
Well, what the hell...I'm gonna let it happen to me


Shake it out, shake it out, oh-whoah
Shake it out, shake it out, oh-whoah
And it's hard to dance with the devil on your back
So shake him off, oh -whoah
Shake it out, shake it out, oh-whoah
Shake it out, shake it out, oh-whoah
And it's hard to dance with the devil on your back
So shake him off, oh -whoah

(Final Chorus - pay attention to which oohs go UP at the end, and which ones go DOWN!)

1. (down)ooh-ooh-ooh-oh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh... 
2. (up) ooh-ooh-ooh-oh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh...
3. (down) ooh-ooh-ooh-oh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh... 
4. (up) ooh-ooh-ooh-oh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh...
5. (down) ooh-ooh-ooh-oh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh... 
6. (up) ooh-ooh-ooh-oh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh...
(harmony group only, everyone else stay silent:)
1. (up) ooh-ooh-ooh-oh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh...
2. (up) ooh-ooh-ooh-oh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh (hold)

When are you gonna come down? 
When are you going to land?
I should have stayed on the farm
Should have listened to my old man

You know you can't hold me forever
I didn't sign up with you
I'm not a present for your friends to open
This boy's too young to be singing the blues (sing the low harmony part, not the high melody line)

So goodbye yellow brick road
Where the dogs of society howl
You can't plant me in your penthouse
I'm going back to my plow

Back to the howling old owl in the woods
hunting the horny back toad
Oh I finally decided my future lies
beyond the yellow brick road (don't sing aahs!)

What do you think you'll do then?
I bet they'll shoot down your plane
it'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics
to set you on your feet again

Maybe you'll get a replacement
There's plenty like me to be found:
Mongrels who ain't got a penny
sniffing for titbits like you on the ground (sing the low harmony part, not the high melody line)

So goodbye yellow brick road
Where the dogs of society howl
You can't plant me in your penthouse
I'm going back to my plow

Back to the howling old owl in the woods
hunting the horny back toad
Oh I finally decided my future lies
beyond the yellow brick road (don't sing aahs)


Chinese

I see you from the sky
And I wonder how long it will take me to get home
I wait for an hour or so at the carousel
I have a cigarette to pass the time
Cause the traffic's hell

choir: Ahhhh

I don't want anything more than to see your face when you open the door
You'll make me beans and toast and a nice cup of tea
And we'll get a chinese and watch tv
Tomorrow we'll take the dog for a walk
and in the afternoon then maybe we'll talk
I'll be exhausted so I'll proabaly sleep
and we'll get a Chinese and watch tv

humming

Soloist: You wipe the tears from my eye
And you say that all that it takes is a phonecall
I cry at the thought of being alone, and then
I wonder how long it will take till I'm home again

choir: Ahhhhh....

choir: I don't want anything more than to see your face when you open the door
You'll make me beans and toast and a nice cup of tea
And we'll get a chinese and watch tv

Tomorrow we'll take the dog for a walk
and in the afternoon then maybe we'll talk
I'll be exhausted so I'll proabaly sleep
and we'll get a Chinese and watch tv

humming

Soloist: I know it doesn't seem so fair
But I'll send you a postcard when I get there

I don't want anything more than to see your face when you open the door
You'll make me beans and toast and a nice cup of tea
And we'll get a chinese and watch tv
Tomorrow we'll take the dog for a walk
and in the afternoon then maybe we'll talk
I'll be exhausted so I'll proabaly sleep
and we'll get a Chinese and watch tv

humming