On 28/07/2012 5:45 AM, spamtrap1888 wrote:
> A bit murky to this Yank -- the Industrial Revolution and all -- wish
> there were footnotes. Luckily Mr. Bean was understandable, as well as
> ER II parachuting in with 007.
> But what is the attraction behind the song "Jerusalem"? My only
> experience with it comes from Monty Python.
At the Commonwealth Games, Team England uses "Jerusalem" as the
victory anthem from 2010 onwards. The Commonwealth Games Council for
England conducted a poll of members of the public which decided the
anthem for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The three options were "God Save
The Queen", "Jerusalem" and "Land of Hope and Glory". Jerusalem was the
clear winner with 52% of the vote.
I only knew this because I was reading about their lack of an anthem
in "The English" by Jeremy Paxman