God save the King

On the 28th of September 1745, God Save the King (later adopted as the British national anthem) was sung for the first time at the Drury Lane Theatre in London.

The anthem was composed by Thomas Augustine Arne (1710-1778) who also composed the music for the patriotic – and significantly more rousing song – Rule Britannia!

Jack Plane


About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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1 Response to God save the King

  1. mike siemsen says:

    During Prohibition in The U.S. (where else) there was a song,

    Four and twenty Yanks
    was feelin kind of dry
    they all went up to Canada
    for some rock and rye

    Four and twenty Yanks
    they all began to sing
    God bless America
    But God save the King


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