Sam RB won the competition for the New Zealand Olympic Song earlier this year. It is called ‘Stand Tall’ which means ‘be confident, be proud of yourself’. Sam is a busker who makes her living from composing songs and singing accompanied by her guitar. She won the competition earlier this year from 200 other entries. She recorded this song with a group of children from a primary school. She also recorded it with a New Zealand Sign Language interpreter.
However, this week she is in London and recorded her song with a church choir. She will sing at the dinner for the Governor-Generals of the Commonwealth tomorrow and at the official dinner for the New Zealand Olympic athletes.
Here are the words for the chorus of the song:
You stand tall
You stand strong
You stand above
You stand beyond
You carry our dreams
You carry our hopes
A nation proud
We wish you well.
Click the New Zealand Olympic song to hear Sam RB.
to make a living – this is her job
note pronunciation of choir – starts with kw
Do you think the words of the song are appropriate?
Do you like the melody?