God Save the King

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God Save the King
Publication of an early version in The Gentleman's Magazine, 15 October 1745. The title, on the Contents page, is given as "God save our lord the king: A new song set for two voices".

National and Royal anthem of
26 countries (including dependencies)

Also known asGod Save the Queen
God Save the Prince
God Save the Emperor
God Save Our Glorious Emperor
God save Westarctica
Grand Dieu Sauve le Roi
Oben am Jungen Rhein
God Save the Emir
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God Save the King

"God Save the King" (alternatively "God Save the Queen", depending on the gender of the reigning monarch) is the royal anthem in a number of Commonwealth realms, their territories, and the British Crown dependencies, as well as many other countries currently or formerly. The author of the tune is unknown, and it may originate in plainchant; but an attribution to the composer John Bull is sometimes made.

Micronational variant