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GUEST,raymond greenoaken Song challenge. PC national anthem (42) RE: Song challenge. PC national anthem 30 Oct 14

A thought recently occurred to me. The 3:2 measure (sometimes called the triple hornpipe measure in folkish circles) more or less disappeared from our national music in the 19th century. And so it remains, despite its noble contours and its recent fashionability on the folk session scene. Oddly enough, however, the two (arguably) best-known tunes in modern Britain are both composed in that obscure measure: God Save The Queen and Happy Birthday To You. Anybody noticed?

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