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Re: England Rugby League Songs
Post Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:34 am
Posted by LifeLongHKRFan on Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:34 am
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Yes. That one rocked the Aussies back on their heals as it boomed out when the teams walked out of the tunnel at the old Wembley when we beat them there in the 1990s.



The hairs stood up on the back of my neck at Wembley that day. You could see the Aussies visibly intimidated by it all.
Re: England Rugby League Songs
Post Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:35 am
Posted by Grimmy on Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:35 am
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Re: England Rugby League Songs
Post Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:39 pm
Posted by RhinosGrandSlam2015 on Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:39 pm
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We should take back 'I Vow to Thee My Country' from the Union lot who changed the lyrics to something about the world being in 'Union'.... :CRAZY:

Imagine 80k waving and sining that...

I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above,
Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love;
The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.
I heard my country calling, away across the sea,
Across the waves and waters, she calls and calls to me.
Her sword is girded at her side, her helmet on her head,
And around her feet are lying the dying and the dead;
I hear the noise of battle, the thunder of her guns;
I haste to thee, my mother, a son among thy sons.
And there's another country, I've heard of long ago,
Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
We may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
And her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace.
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Re: England Rugby League Songs
Post Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:00 pm
Posted by The Avenger on Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:00 pm
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Land of Hope and Glory

When used in the 90s it was fantastic
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Post Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:09 pm
Posted by yorksguy1865 on Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:09 pm
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Land of Hope and Glory

When used in the 90s it was fantastic


I second that, powerful song, no other England team is using it and a lot of people know the words, see if we can get that bellowing round the stadiums.
Re: England Rugby League Songs
Post Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:03 am
Posted by Orrell Lad on Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:03 am
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England came out to Land of Hope & Glory at Elland Road for the 4N Final in 2011. Remember it well, awesome atmosphere - until the Aussies kicked into gear.
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Re: England Rugby League Songs
Post Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:07 am
Posted by bewareshadows on Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:07 am
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Land of hope and glory.

Even for people who don't know the lyrics they can belt out a good la la to the tune.
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Post Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:02 pm
Posted by BuckleyStreetWire on Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:02 pm
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Re: England Rugby League Songs
Post Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:42 pm
Posted by SLS on Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:42 pm
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RhinosGrandSlam2015 wrote:
We should take back 'I Vow to Thee My Country' from the Union lot who changed the lyrics to something about the world being in 'Union'.... :CRAZY:

Imagine 80k waving and sining that...

I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above,
Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love;
The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.
I heard my country calling, away across the sea,
Across the waves and waters, she calls and calls to me.
Her sword is girded at her side, her helmet on her head,
And around her feet are lying the dying and the dead;
I hear the noise of battle, the thunder of her guns;
I haste to thee, my mother, a son among thy sons.
And there's another country, I've heard of long ago,
Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
We may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
And her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace.


Adore that song. Such a shame the second verse is now never used.
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