Friday, September 22, 2017

Enthusiastic Singing of the USA and Russia National Anthems at the 2011 Rugby World Cup

USA v Russia anthems stir the heart in November 2011.

Enthusiastic performance of the USA 2011 Rugby World Cup Team and the RUSSIA 2011 Rugby World Cup Team as they sing their respective national anthems. Two stirring and heartfelt performances of the national anthems at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

US lyrics (common stanza)

O say can you see by the dawn's early light,

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,

Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,

O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;

O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Russia lyrics translated to English

Russia – our sacred state,
Russia – our beloved country.

A mighty will, a great glory –

Yours forever for all time!

Be glorious, our free Fatherland,
Ancient union of brotherly peoples,
Ancestor-given wisdom of the people!
Be glorious, our country! We are proud of you!
From the southern seas to the polar lands

Spread are our forests and fields.

You are unique in the world, one of a kind –

This native land protected by God!

Wide expanse for dreams and for living

Are opened for us by the coming years

Our loyalty to the Fatherland gives us strength.

So it was, so it is, and so it always will be!


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Champions Gold New Zealand
Runner-up Silver France
Third-place Bronze Australia