What country in the UK and Ireland has the best national anthem?

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Flower of Scotland

Flower of Scotland is a Scottish song, used frequently at special occasions and sporting events. Although there is no official national anthem of Scotland, Flower of Scotland is one of a number of songs which unofficially fulfil this role, along wit... h the older Scots Wha Hae, Scotland the Brave and the more recent Highland Cathedral. It was written by Roy Williamson of the folk group The Corries, and presented in 1967, and refers to the victory of the Scots, led by Robert the Bruce, over England's Edward II at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ5fLBEpKo   more
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God Save the Queen

"God Save The Queen" is an anthem used in a number of Commonwealth realms, their territories, and the British Crown Dependencies. The words and title are adapted to the gender of the current monarch, i.e. replacing "Queen" with "King", "she" with "h... e", and so forth, when a king reigns. The author of the tune is unknown, and it may originate in plainchant, but a 1619 attribution to John Bull is sometimes made."God Save The King" is the de facto British national anthem and also has this role in some British territories. It is one of two national anthems for New Zealand and for several of Britain's territories that have their own additional local anthem. It is the royal anthem of Australia, Canada, Barbados and Tuvalu. In countries not previously part of the British Empire, the tune of "God Save The Queen" has provided the basis for various patriotic songs, though still generally connected with royal ceremony. In the United States, the British anthem's melody is used for the patriotic "My Country, 'Tis of Thee".Http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=PtDs9CzbI5   more
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Amhrán na bhFiann

"Amhrán na bhFiann", originally composed in English as "The Soldiers' Song", is the Irish national anthem. The music was composed by Peadar Kearney and Patrick Heeney, the original English lyrics by Kearney, and the Irish language translation by Lia... m Ó Rinn. The song has three verses, but only the choral refrain was officially designated the national anthem.The Presidential Salute, played when the President of Ireland arrives at an official engagement, consists of the first four bars of the national anthem immediately followed by the last five.Http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=QV7lGmgFovM (gaelic) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKVfLJcZR-8 (english   more
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Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau

Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau is the national anthem of Wales. The title – taken from the first words of the song – means "Old Land of My Fathers" in Welsh, usually rendered in English as simply "Land of My Fathers". The words were written by Evan James and th... e tune composed by his son, James James, both residents of Pontypridd, Glamorgan, in January 1856. The earliest written copy survives and is part of the collections of the National Library of Wales. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LFxK003nl   more
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scots says2014-07-02T05:52:51.4411110-05:00
Scottish national anthem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ5fLBEpKo8
scots says2014-07-02T05:54:40.2957944-05:00
Irish national anthem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV7lGmgFovM (gaelic )http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=ZKVfLJcZR-8 (English)
scots says2014-07-02T05:55:52.8379735-05:00
Welsh national anthem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTWtHJmGoHY
scots says2014-07-02T05:56:35.0628198-05:00
English national anthem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtDs9CzbI5k
scots says2014-07-02T05:58:47.3214897-05:00
Irish national anthem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKVfLJcZR-8 (English)
BblackkBbirdd says2014-07-02T11:39:50.4875006-05:00
Why haven't you voted for Scotland?
scots says2014-07-03T12:57:12.8520533-05:00
Why are so many people voting for the English national anthem, kind of boring.

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