View Full Version : Friday Trivia: Tune

Star lover
May 25th, 2018, 06:45 AM
You probably know the American patriotic song "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" has the same tune as the British anthem "God Save the Queen."

Did you know that tune is also used for the national anthem of Liechtenstein "Oben am jungen Rhein" ("Up Above the Young Rhine")?

And it's the tune of "Kongesangen" ("King's Song"), the royal anthem of Norway.

May 25th, 2018, 08:13 AM
AND did you know that the Unofficial State Anthem "Michigan, My Michigan" is set to O Tannebaum or O Christmas Tree?

Star lover
May 25th, 2018, 08:20 AM
Yup! It is.......and I don't think I've ever sung it....heard it, but never sung it.

I'm sure there are lots of tunes out there that have more than 1 life. When I worked as a church secretary, we put the hymns in the bulletin and when you look at all those hymns.....they had a former life.