Winnipeg Free Press Newspaper Archives May 6 1990, Page 59

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 6, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Free press May 1990 Ohhi Canada Ohhi cripes Given tone of National Canadas Anthem needs changes theres been a fair amount of interesting news of Britain what with prison poll tax riots and the growing suspicion that Maggie Thatcher May not remain in office until the Twenty third Cen Tury after but a truly earthshaking piece of British news want revealed to a flabbergasted world until just the other the other it was revealed Brace yourself that the English clergy Are mounting a Campaign to change the second verse of god save the it goes without saying that you and i Are left quite dumbfounded by this this is partially be cause you and i and Likely millions of other canadians had no idea that god save the Queen had a second but apparently it All these it turns weve been singing the readers digest for the this Sec Ond verse was composed in the eighteenth and goes As lord our god Ter her make them their their Knavish thee our Hopes we god save us this verse has quite a ring to they just dont Coin phrases like Knavish tricks any president George Bush today deplored the soviet unions Knavish blockade of but tis the work of the president said in a written Odds Bod on the other you can see Why the English clergy feel a Little squeamish about this second its sentiments Are lets face it a Tad on the belligerent a traditionalist might Well Point out that Belliger ence is the Raison Detre for a National Anthem in the first after no body composes a National Anthem to assert his belief that his country is a pleas Antly inoffensive Little in a second rate sort of a National Anthem exists to explain what a glorious place your country and to warn Knavish neighbors what lies in store for them if they Start feeling Cheeky and even the traditionalists would have to admit that a National Anthem twos n crowd by Bill butt your family tree must be a big one no ones found their Way Down out of j which Calls Down gods Wrath on the folks across the Border is a Little out of place in the modern warlike sentiments Are no longer terribly fashion Able in More refined Cir few countries continue to View warfare As a stimulating National Pas and most people Are Happy to Settle for substitute experiences like watching football and Rai sing that second verse of god save the Queen seems a after who precisely Are these enemies whom Liz needs scattered Prince it is is waging a grim Battle against the builders of High Rise office so perhaps that second verse could be revised to contain an exhortation along the lines of dont be circumspect smite Down those or perhaps in any the whole Issue raises a provocative to wit should we in Canada be considering revisions to our own National Anthem weve All been quite Happy to raise our voices in the familiar Cho rus of our Home and native you have to ques Tion whether All those promises to stand on guard for thee Are particularly Given the current tone of the National As id like to pro pose a second verse to 0 if i could have a of our former native such a things didst go As were Strong and for a tip we made one Small who that you would have the Bottom of Meech in the switch off the while you sing the Ruddy stars and one last refrain weve got the buys in town a Case of Pic pop at plus Deposit vault Only at 701 Regent not valid with any other offer parts extra Regent Park shopping Center 2224015 May hours 910 109 Regent 2243077 Coupon Coupon All haircuts any Purchase of or expires May hair8kari hair designs 225 Regent 2223490 or 2223704 prices so work euros knit wrist 99 pair Joe Blossum it son 133135 Regent 2226915 to advertise Call Glenn at 9439331 Western Corral pet Supply valid until May 1680t Regent at Plessis phone 222428 to advertise Call Glenn 9439331 398 War my titbit1

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