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National Anthem and National Song of the Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, located about 250 nautical miles from the coast of mainland South America. It is an internally self-governing British Overseas Territory, with the United Kingdom responsible for defence and foreign affairs.Song of the Falklands is the unofficial anthem of the Falkland Islands (God Save the Queen being official). It was written in the 1930s by Christopher Lanham, a Hampshire Schoolteacher, while working on West Falkland.Lyrics:In my heart there's a call for the isles far awayWhere the wind from the Horn often wanders at play.Where the kelp moves and swells to the wind and the tideAnd penguins troop down from the lonely hillside.CHORUS:Those isles of the sea are calling to meThe smell of the camp fire a dear memory.Though far I may roam, some day I'll come homeTo the islands, the Falklands, the isles of the sea.There's a camp house down yonder I'm longing to see,Though it's no gilded palace it's there I would be.Just to be there again I would race o'er the foam,For that lone house so far is my own home sweet home.ChorusNow we're off to the Falklands, so wild and so free,Where there's tussock and kelp and the red diddle-dee,And the wild rugged beauty that thrills more than meIs bred in the bones on the isles of the sea.
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