An All-Purpose Anthem

The Futility Closet notes,

Americans think of the song “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” as a patriotic anthem—which is ironic, because everyone else does, too. We stole the tune from the British, who know it as “God Save the Queen,” and the same melody has served as the national anthem of Denmark, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, and Liechtenstein.

When England met Liechtenstein in a Euro 2004 qualifying football match, they had to play the same music twice.

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