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The song is an American marching song that's an ode to their flag - the 'stars and stripes'...

We adapted it to suit ourselves.

We can do it again if we wish to.

The song was from a play and was written in the early 1900's. Yes it is patriotic towards the american flag, yes it comes from America, but it is not steeped in military marching history over there so why not use it. The Hawks have the even more american Yankee Doodle as there theme song and you don't see them about to change it.

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The song was from a play and was written in the early 1900's. Yes it is patriotic towards the american flag, yes it comes from America, but it is not steeped in military marching history over there so why not use it. The Hawks have the even more american Yankee Doodle as there theme song and you don't see them about to change it.

I don't think anyone is suggesting we change the song/tune. The only suggestion as far as I can tell is to add the word 'Melbourne' to the lyrics. Is that so bad?

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R u a dogs support rpfc??

Wrong forum mate!!

The song's original words were about the US flag.

We changed it to suit ourselves.

If we change our logo at the drop of a hat - a very good looking hat - then why can't we shoehorn Melbourne in there?

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The song's original words were about the US flag.

We changed it to suit ourselves.

If we change our logo at the drop of a hat - a very good looking hat - then why can't we shoehorn Melbourne in there?

Because logos, graphics etc change with the times. Music is music. If it's done right the first time, why mess with it.

What would the point be of putting Melbourne in the song? We sing it proudly as is.

Because people don't know it's about the Melbourne Football Club? What are newbies coming here and picking sheets of paper with theme songs on them out of a hat to choose a team? If this was common practise I'd say yeah, maybe there's an argument.

Putting Melbourne in the song would make no difference to anything, it's just change for changes sake and unnecessary in my opinion.

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There's been a positive response to the new MFC logo launch.

Here's a Caroline Wilson written article from last year highlighting working towards a new logo featuring "Melbourne" prominently. Bartlett also makes mention about the need for 'Melbourne' in our theme song.

Link:- http://www.theage.com.au/afl/melbourne-demons/melbourne-presidents-plan-to-turn-the-demons-into-the-yankees-20140608-zs162.html

What's the general feeling among D'Landers about alterations or re-makes to our song?

its a must. the words do not have the required positive affirmations, as the hawks song does.

we need to rejig the lyrics to be more about the club; 'team'; the players; & us, the supporters;

the tune should stay, but the words need some re-organising.

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its a must. the words do not have the required positive affirmations, as the hawks song does.

we need to rejig the lyrics to be more about the club; 'team'; the players; & us, the supporters;

the tune should stay, but the words need some re-organising.

Back to bed now DL...."Drink your Coco"

and leave the song alone...Fallen MFC Players have won flags with that song...even in this modern world some continuity should be honoured

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I'm not fussed either way.

However, if they were hell bent on changing it I see a subtle opportunity by replacing, "it's the emblem for me and for you" with "it's the emblem for you and for me" then following it up with something like (purely an example) "it's the emblem of the team we love, the team of the old MFC".

Yes, I know, this is potentially cringeworthy to some but remember we have just moulded our new logo around the MFC monogram.

Anyway, this is just thinking out aloud. If they do change it I hope it is as subtle as possible otherwise leave it alone.

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its a must. the words do not have the required positive affirmations, as the hawks song does.

we need to rejig the lyrics to be more about the club; 'team'; the players; & us, the supporters;

the tune should stay, but the words need some re-organising.

"the team we love"

We, being the supporters, love the [censored] team.

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Can you imagine opposition supporters getting stuck in to us as we stumble through the NEW WORDS to our club song

We The Oldest Club on the Planet

GW$ need cue cards for their durge....Not us

Leave it alone Glenn...don't ruin the good job you are doing so far...This past week has been awesome, don't stumble

It's a Grand Old Flag is what it is....Melbourne.

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All that needs to be done (and this could be optional) is insert Melbourne (chanted) in the gap at the end of each pair - that would work without compromising the lyrical/musical integrity of the song:

It's a grand old flag it's a high flying flag,
It's the emblem for me and for you, (Mel - bourne)
It's the emblem of the team we love,
The team of the red and the blue, (Mel - bourne)

etc etc

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All that needs to be done (and this could be optional) is insert Melbourne (chanted) in the gap at the end of each pair - that would work without compromising the lyrical/musical integrity of the song:

It's a grand old flag it's a high flying flag,

It's the emblem for me and for you, (Mel - bourne)

It's the emblem of the team we love,

The team of the red and the blue, (Mel - bourne)

etc etc

Not Bad at all hardtack

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Because logos, graphics etc change with the times. Music is music. If it's done right the first time, why mess with it.

What would the point be of putting Melbourne in the song? We sing it proudly as is.

Because people don't know it's about the Melbourne Football Club? What are newbies coming here and picking sheets of paper with theme songs on them out of a hat to choose a team? If this was common practise I'd say yeah, maybe there's an argument.

Putting Melbourne in the song would make no difference to anything, it's just change for changes sake and unnecessary in my opinion.

Nah, but think of all those people that will be convinced to follow Melbourne if the song has the name in it.

I would say just as many that will support it because of our rebrand...

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The song was from a play and was written in the early 1900's. Yes it is patriotic towards the american flag, yes it comes from America, but it is not steeped in military marching history over there so why not use it. The Hawks have the even more american Yankee Doodle as there theme song and you don't see them about to change it.

Some trivia for the trivia minded: I learned recently that the same person wrote both 'Its a Grand Old Flag' and 'Yankee Doodle'. Not sure that I want to think about that too much, but there you go ...

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I will burn down the MCG and salt the earth if they change the song.

That's a fairly rational reaction to change there Gorg.

How would you feel if we had a new James Blunt reworking in a ballad style?

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