As Karl needed to learn the Australian National Anthem for his class' lead role in the Junior School assembly this week, all of us have been working at picking up the lyrics and the tune. The anthem "Advance Australia Fair" is rather new to Aussies as it replaced "God Save the Queen" only in 1984. So, even the typical Aussie doesn't do well at singing along, especially if they go beyond the first of four verses.
Here's the video from Karl's class leading the singing at the assembly this week.
Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We've golden soil and wealth for toil,
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in Nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history's page, let every stage
Advance Australia fair!
In joyful strains then let us sing,
"Advance Australia fair!"