Some of these are: Scholes recommends the attribution "traditional" or "traditional; earliest known version by John Bull (1562–1628)".
The English Hymnal (musical editor Ralph Vaughan Williams) gives no attribution, stating merely "17th or 18th cent." "God Save the Queen" is the national anthem of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
In countries not previously part of the British Empire, the tune of "God Save the Queen" has provided the basis for various patriotic songs, though still generally connected with royal ceremony.
The melody continues to be used for the national anthem of Liechtenstein, "Oben am jungen Rhein", and the royal anthem of Norway, "Kongesangen".
Since its first publication, different verses have been added and taken away and, even today, different publications include various selections of verses in various orders.
while other members of the Royal Family who are entitled to royal salute (such as the Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex along with their spouses) receive just the first six bars.
1, usually known as "Land of Hope and Glory", but after a poll conducted by the Commonwealth Games Council for England prior to the 2010 Games, "Jerusalem" was adopted as England's new Commonwealth Games anthem.
The phrase "No surrender" is occasionally sung in the bridge before "Send her victorious" by England football fans at matches.Nineteenth-century scholars and commentators mention the widespread belief that an old Scots carol, "Remember O Thou Man" was the source of the tune.The first published version of what is almost the present tune appeared in 1744 in Thesaurus Musicus.In the United States, the melody is used for the patriotic song "My Country, 'Tis of Thee".Beyond its first verse, which is consistent, "God Save the Queen/King" has many historic and extant versions.A text based on the 1st Book of Kings Chapter 1: verses 38–40, "...