View Full Version : O/T la Marseillaise

17-11-2015, 05:19 PM
There have been many whoI have spoken to today told of the pleasure of the England fans singing 'la Marseillaise'.

Some people who are not remotely interested in football have said that they will watch the game tonight just to see the Nationatl Anthem.

I must say that it is really emotional here when Friday night is mentioned but there is a will, a desire and a belief that they can carry on..

They think that what is going to happen in Wembley is brilliant! It has been one of the leading stories on French TV.

17-11-2015, 05:34 PM
Let's hope that one or two idiots don't spoil it

17-11-2015, 05:35 PM
The wife's out so I'll be belting it out in my finest off-key baritone.

Hope there are no plonkers who spoil it, as happened last night.

17-11-2015, 06:08 PM
This is a great opportunity to show our support for the French, let's stand shoulder to shoulder against terrorism

17-11-2015, 06:33 PM
Arise children of the fatherland
The day of glory has arrived
Against us tyranny's
Bloody standard is raised
Listen to the sound in the fields
The howling of these fearsome soldiers
They are coming into our midst
To cut the throats of your sons and consorts

To arms citizens
Form you battalions
March, march
Let impure blood
Water our furrows

Etc etc

Hardly pacifist is it?

17-11-2015, 06:41 PM
Tonight football is irrelevant. This is about standing together against terrorism and showing support for those who have lost family and friends and to those who have been maimed or injured by these atrocious, callous, inhumane acts.

Vive La France!

17-11-2015, 06:41 PM
Re: O / T la Marseillaise

Allons enfants de la patrie
Le jour de gloire est arrivé
Contre nous de la tyrannie de
Étendard sanglant est levé
Écoutez le bruit dans les champs
Le hurlement ces féroces soldats?
Ils viennent dans notre milieu
Pour égorger vos fils et consorts

Pour les citoyens d'armes
Vous formez bataillons
Mars , mars
Laissez sang impur
Arroser nos sillons

Doesn't sound as violent like this Jolly

17-11-2015, 06:43 PM
I think you're missing the point Jolly.

If you don't agree with what's happening during the national anthems then no one will critisise you but to alot of peopel the words mean nothing. It's the unity that counts tonight (for most)

17-11-2015, 08:14 PM
Of course frogmiller, it was very much tongue in cheek, just a bit of a jibe at how easily folks can be manipulated into thinking and acting in a particular manner.

It might have been more effective had they checked that the French team actually knew the words.