On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 9:10 AM, John Wood <
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> Friday question - open to all nationalities.
> There has been much discussion in the papers and media of late
> regarding the need for a more appropriate English 'national anthem' to
> be played at the beginning of certain sporting events.
> It has been argued that the hymn 'Jerusalem' could be adopted as the
> English anthem. This hymn, though it has a fine tune and uplifting
> words is however somewhat dated. Its religious message doesn't reflect
> the view of many in England, and some components of this message
> belong to a previous age.
> Perhaps William Blake's work could be modified to reflect a more modern
> Perhaps 'dark satanic' could be replaced with 'Grade One Listed'?
> Any thoughts?
> Personally I like, "There'll Always Be An England",
> https://youtu.be/-GvkyKEYRnM though perhaps the reference to 'Empire'
> might need a bit of tweaking.