July 2.5 : The Canadian-American Dual Citizen’s Anthem

On this noon midpoint between July 1st and July 4th, in the transnationalist spirit of the last post, in the spirit of making enemies on both sides of the border, and in the spirit of mangling all that is sacred and good, the Meme Menagerie is slightly-embarassed-but-nevertheless-compelled to present a hitherto unreleased composition from many moons ago, in an Interwebs Exclusive debut… (drumroll please)

The Dual Citizen’s Anthem   (Northern North American edition)

O say, Canada see!
Our home and early light,
True patriot love,
In the twilight’s last gleaming.
With broad stripes and glowing hearts,
We see thee rise,
The True North gallantly streaming,
And the rockets far and wide,
Gave proof through the night,
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our star-spangled banner
Glorious and free!
Home of the brave, 
We stand on guard for thee.

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Posted on July 2, 2008, in humor. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. i tried singing it with the canadian theme it didnt work..

    how does the tune exactly represent the spirit of fairness? 🙂

  2. it works kinda okay with the “Star Spangled Banner” tune, with a bit of an “Oh Canada” inflection.

    the “spirit of fairness” in Canada is the idea that “everybody is equally unhappy”

  3. welcome to socialist canada. where social satisfaction ranges from slightly unhappy to slightly happy!

    Frank Herbert (da man himself *’spect*) says an ideal society isn’t a society that makes everyone equal, but rather a society that gives everyone the freedom to float at their own level. (i’m paraphrasing.. and i think it’s either from “the whipping star” or “the dosadi experiment”)

    obviously he was an american. 🙂

  4. The Star Mangled Banner of the Queen.


    Oh, say can you see our gracious Queen
    Who so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
    Long live our noble Queen who we watched thru the perilous fight,
    O’er the ramparts she reigned with broad stripes and bright stars
    And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air
    Gave proof through the night that our Queen was still there.
    Oh, say do we send her victorious happy and glorious
    O’er the land of the free and long to reign over us

  5. By the way, without doing a TON of research, the following is the BEST verse from a national anthem. EVER. This is the rarely sung, 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.

    First of all – anyone who rhymes arise with enemies is worthy of a BET award, and secondly – KNAVISH TRICKS!!!!! WOW!!!

    • LOL… that is definitely the greatest verse ever. Can British people sing that with a straight face?

      Reminds me of: “And the Pharoah said, ‘Come let us deal craftily with them…’ ” (best read with a Montgomery Burns voice)

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