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Lord Jubjub
2010-Oct-20, 11:41 PM
Difficulty: The music to the verses.

I know the melody of the chorus by heart, but I've never heard or seen the melody to the verses. Anyone clue me in?

SeanF
2010-Oct-21, 02:14 AM
Difficulty: The music to the verses.

I know the melody of the chorus by heart, but I've never heard or seen the melody to the verses. Anyone clue me in?

Try this link (http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.ihas.200033481/contactsheet.html).

Jens
2010-Oct-21, 02:23 AM
Or how about this (http://www.allaoijr.com/takemeout.cgi)? Google is your friend.

Graybeard6
2010-Oct-21, 05:28 AM
Also here: http://www.perfessorbill.com/covers/ballgame.htm

mike alexander
2010-Oct-22, 01:46 AM
Holy Kevorkian Jack! I never knew that the song I know was just the chorus!

I guess it's like people don't know that there's a bit more to the Notre Dame fight song:

Rally sons of Notre Dame,
Sing her glory, and sound her fame
Raise her Gold and Blue,
And cheer with voices true,
Rah! Rah! For Notre Dame.

We will fight in every game
Strong of heart and true to her name.
We will ne'er forget her
And we'll cheer her ever,
Loyal to Notre Dame.

Cheer, cheer for Old Notre Dame
Wake up the echoes cheering her name,
Send the volley cheer on high,
Shake down the thunder from the sky,
What though the odds be great or small
Old Notre Dame will win over all,
While her loyal sons are marching
Onward to Victory.

You're welcome.

Mike Alexander,
Notre Dame '72

vonmazur
2010-Oct-22, 02:39 AM
"Beer Beer Beer for Old Notre Dame....." I thought that was the approved version??

Dale

Jens
2010-Oct-22, 02:53 AM
I guess it's like people don't know that there's a bit more to the Notre Dame fight song:


Some people didn't even know that there was such a song. . .

vonmazur
2010-Oct-22, 03:04 AM
Golly: How about all the lyrics for "On Grand Old Army Team!", and don't forget "Anchors Aweigh" was originally; "On Navy Down the Field!" written for the 1911 Army-Navy game....USC grad Alfred Newmann gave the rights to "Conquest" from "Captains from Castile" to USC, they have IMHO, the best fight song...

Lately, the US College Football Bands have been using; in no special order; Dies Irae, Imperial March from Star Wars, O Fortuna from Carmina Burana, and my favorite, the Prophesey Theme from Dune.....IS no one writing anything since the 80's?? Is John Williams collecting his fees from this??

Being a Military Brat in the 1950's, We learned all these military and college fight songs, I wonder if they did this in other countries, other than the ones formerly famous for such things?

Did the kids in Denmark have to sing Kong Kristian??

Dale

HenrikOlsen
2010-Oct-22, 08:32 AM
Did the kids in Denmark have to sing Kong Kristian??

Dale
We don't have to, we just do when the occasion occurs.:D
In the sense of, there's singing in kindergarten and such, and classes teaching music, but there is no organized singing of specific songs as part of the daily or weekly routine of school.

For children it has wonderful imagery of traditional enemies (Germans and Swedes) getting converted to ex-enemies in various interesting ways.

For people who don't know, Dale is talking about the Danish royal anthem, about equal to the national anthem in status, but used mostly in relation to the Royals and military, though the lyrics are specifically about Denmark as a naval power during the time Denmark and Norway (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denmark-Norway) was under common rule, with verses celebrating King Christian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_IV_of_Denmark), Niels Juel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niels_Juel) and Peter Wessel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Wessel), the latter two incidentally being Norwegians.
There's been a couple international sports events where it was mistakenly played instead of the national anthem when a Dane won. A Dane just sings along after noting the mistake, while foreigners who aren't aware we have two anthems and painstakingly learned the other one gets really confused.

vonmazur
2010-Oct-23, 02:38 AM
Henrik: Your Royal anthem is my favorite of all time....I will not recount the lyrics here, but they are really good..from a certain point of view...I have Danish Friends here in Alabama and they are amused by my interest in Danemark. I have a collection of some antique Danish weapons and they love to play with them...

I agree about the traditional enemies being converted in intersting ways...The first time I heard it, being a German speaker I sort of got the idea right off!!

BTW: I would love to have a time machine, just to see the premiere of "Kongen Kong" in Kolbenhaven in the 30's...just a real movie poster would do, I want to hang it on the wall with the Danish memorabilia...

Dale in AL

SeanF
2010-Oct-23, 02:44 AM
It would be nice to know if any of the provided links were satisfactory to Lord Jubjub. :)

Lord Jubjub
2010-Oct-23, 04:14 AM
It would be nice to know if any of the provided links were satisfactory to Lord Jubjub. :)

I figured Jens link would have been definitive. I guess my google-fu is always up to the task.

vonmazur
2010-Oct-24, 04:01 AM
For those who are interested, here is a link to the Danish Royal Anthem, with a simultaneous English translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksh8DVVa99k

Dale

SeanF
2010-Oct-24, 04:49 PM
I figured Jens link would have been definitive. I guess my google-fu is always up to the task.
I was trying to politely suggest that a "Thank you, everyone," might be appreciated. :)