Land of the Nifty

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Land of the Nifty
File:Land of the Nifty.svg
Sheet music for the Shirithian national anthem.

National anthem of Shireroth
Also known as Template:Lang-fr
Lyrics Scott Alexander
Jess Heimer (funerary)
Music Gryphon Avocatio

“Land of the Nifty” is the national anthem of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth. The music was composed by Gryphon Avocatio, then known as Nick the Yardistani, during the reign of Raynor XI, and did not originally have lyrics. Three verses were later written by Scott Alexander: two in 2126 ASC and a third in 3342. The anthem is unique in that it also has specifically funerary lyrics, written by Jess Heimer in 3342 ASC.

Lyrics

First verse [1] Second verse [1] Third verse [2] Funerary verse [3]

Shireroth, the land of the nifty,
Hallowed by our toil;
Shireroth, the land of the happy,
Our own patch of soil;
Shireroth, the land of the rebel,
Blazing our own ways;
Shireroth, the land of the noble,
Let us sing thy praise!

Shireroth, the land of the nifty,
Hallowed by gods and Fate.
Where small clods of soil and filth
Can merge into something great.
Shireroth, the land of the rebel,
Breaking from ways of yore.
Shireroth, the land of the noble,
May Death spare thee evermore!

Bless the realm and Death spare the Kaiser;
Long may his strength increase.
May he slay all demons of Balgurd,
Keeping the land at peace.
May he slay all treacherous Babkhans,
Vengeance both just and swift.
May he be both mighty and noble,
Bringing his people nift.

One of those Kaisers die,
Another one bites the dust;
And those seven Yardistani angels
Bring another angel home.


Audio

You can find the midi version here.

References

  1. ^ a b Alexander, Scott (2005-06-01). "Re: Anthem lyrics". Imperial Republic of Shireroth. http://shireroth.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=28445#p28445. 
  2. ^ Alexander, Scott (2008-09-29). "Re: Did we ever get any lyrics to our national anthem?". Imperial Republic of Shireroth. http://shireroth.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=116356#p116356. 
  3. ^ Heimer, Jess (2008-09-29). "Re: Did we ever get any lyrics to our national anthem?". Imperial Republic of Shireroth. http://shireroth.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=116370#p116370.