Saturday, January 26, 2013

I Long For My Homeland.....

Howdy, mates! It's Captain Brad "Hook" Pitt here. Well, if we didn't move country, we'd be having the barbie in the backyard, playing cricket or footie, watching Australian Open live from Melbourne....

Hey Brad! We can still watch Australian Open live on the tablet!
Of course, in the heat of the moment, Angelina can still nap! By the way, Victoria Azarenka defeated Li Na in the women's single final. I think Victoria is hot!
Anyway, before we were rudely interrupted by Angelina, I wanted to say that Australia Day is usually celebrated in a homely fashion where Aussies would spend time with their families at home or public places. We've been to some picnics organised by Mama's friends too.

Okay...enough patriotic talk. Let's sing the Australian National Anthem. Here's the lyrics, the original version. Some of the verses are not sung anymore.

Lyrics: Advanced Australia Fair
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!"

When gallant Cook from Albion sail'd,
To trace wide oceans o'er,
True British courage bore him on,
Till he landed on our shore.
Then here he raised Old England's flag,
The standard of the brave;
With all her faults we love her still,
"Brittannia rules the wave!"
In joyful strains then let us sing
"Advance Australia fair!"

Beneath our radiant southern Cross,
We'll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who've come across the seas
We've boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To advance Australia fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing
"Advance Australia fair!"

While other nations of the globe
Behold us from afar,
We'll rise to high renown and shine
Like our glorious southern star;
From England, Scotia, Erin's Isle,
Who come our lot to share,
Let all combine with heart and hand
To advance Australia fair!
In joyful strains then let us sing
"Advance Australia fair!"

Shou'd foreign foe e'er sight our coast,
Or dare a foot to land,
We'll rouse to arms like sires of yore
To guard our native strand;
Brittannia then shall surely know,
Beyond wide ocean's roll,
Her sons in fair Australia's land
Still keep a British soul.
In joyful strains the let us sing
"Advance Australia fair!"

In case y'all are wondering, Sebastian is injured because I smacked him indisposed and can't blog yet. He hasn't completed his training, anyway. har har har *evil laughs*


aby said...

Pnjang juga lirik australian fair. Aby tk sabap

aby said...

Tk sabar tnggu autralian gp. Technical error while psting ,...

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Australia Day!

~CovertOperations78~ said...

I can understand missing Australia, but Malaysia has so much to offer, too! Live life in the Tropics to the fullest, Brad!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Uncle Aby,
Kita pun tak sabar. Kalau Webber menang mesti adalah lagu ni. Yang panjang ni yang ori version. Sekarang tinggal dua perenggan aje kot. purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Lounge Kitties,
We celebrate Malaysia Day now but September is still a loooooong way away. purrrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

I hear you! purrr....meow!