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Sing For Your Citizenship



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As part of their naturalization ceremony, new Britons will have to sing “God
Save the Queen”
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I think this is a totally excellent idea. Nobody should become a citizen
who can’t do at least one verse of the Ntional Anthem. I can actually sing
the SECOND verse of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Here is the second verse of
“God Save the Queen”:

O Lord our God arise

Scatter her enemies

And make them fall.

Confound their politics!

Frustrate their knavish tricks!

On thee our hopes we fix–

God save us all!



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