Don't Forget the Second Verse (Sarah Lambert)

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  • (Posted 2015-02-02)   CPDL #34460:   
Editor: Sarah Lambert (submitted 2015-02-02).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 93 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Don't Forget the Second Verse
Composer: Sarah Lambert
Lyricist: Peter Dodds-McCormack and Sarah Lambertcreate page

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: ST or AB (ie high part and low part)
Genre: SecularAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2014

Description: An alternative National Anthem that seeks to amplify the original intention of the second verse to welcome refugees and migrants to our country.

External websites: https://soundcloud.com/sarah-lambert/dont-forget-the-second-verse?in=sarah-lambert/sets/boundless-plains-practice
https://soundcloud.com/sarah-lambert/dont-forget-the-second-verse-1?in=sarah-lambert/sets/boundless-plains-practice

Original text and translations

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Choir: Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
Mining Magnate solo: I've golden soil and wealth for all your toil, (mining magnate is booed off stage by choir)
Choir continues to end:
Our home is surrounded by sea ;
Our land abounds in natures gifts
of beauty rich and rare;
Let’s share it with those who need it the most,
Let’s make Australia fair!
In joyful strains then let us sing,
“Let’s make Australia fair!”

And by “Fair” I do not mean blonde!
Let’s make Australia just, Let's make Australia fair.

Don’t forget the lovely second verse,
Don’t forget the lovely second verse,
Don’t forget the lovely second verse,
where we teach our kids generosity

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We’ll toil with hearts and hands
To make this common wealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands
For those who’ve come across the seas
we’ve boundless plains to share (Boundless plains, Boundless plains, BOUNDLESS PLAINS!!)

With courage let us all combine
to make Australia fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing:
“Let’s make Australia fair!”

Don’t forget the lovely second verse,
Don’t forget the lovely second verse,
Don’t forget the lovely second verse,
where we teach our kids generosity,
where we teach our kids loving empathy,
where we teach our kids humanity;
please don’t teach our kids hypocracy!