What are the lyrics to Australia’s national anthem?

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    What are the lyrics to Australia’s national anthem?

    To get them into the mood before kick-off, Australia sing ‘Advance Australia Fair’, which replaced ‘God Save the Queen’ in 1974.

    The anthem was originally published in 1878 by Scotland-born composer Peter Dodds McCormick.

    However, the lyrics were tweaked last year following complaints that they were divisive and failed to recognise the legacy of Indigenous Australians.

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    Here’s how it goes:

    Verse 1

    Australians all let us rejoice
    For we are young and free
    We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil
    Our home is girt by sea
    Our land abounds in nature’s gifts
    Of beauty, rich and rare
    In history’s page let every stage

    Chorus

    Advance Australia fair
    In joyful strains then let us sing
    Advance Australia fair

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    Verse 2

    Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
    We’ll toil with hearts and hands
    To make this Commonwealth of ours
    Renowned of all the lands
    For those who’ve across the seas
    We’ve boundless plains to share
    With courage let us all combine

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