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Sat Oct 2, 2021, 12:06 AM

So what are we to make of Blake's "Jerusalem"?

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Reply So what are we to make of Blake's "Jerusalem"? (Original post)
RFCalifornia Oct 2021 OP
TygrBright Oct 2021 #1
vanlassie Oct 2021 #2
viva la Oct 2021 #3
Tomconroy Oct 2021 #4
Scrivener7 Oct 2021 #5
Earth-shine Oct 2021 #6

Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 12:20 AM

1. Perhaps that the voices for social justice have a long history?

It's something Bob Dylan would have written, had he been around in 1808, when the only public assistance available was workhouses and debtor's prisons, the workday in those "dark Satanic Mills" was a full twelve hours, and children toiled in the pits at collieries and were treated worse than draft animals.

Parry's setting of it does it musical justice.

But that's just my opinion.

What do you make of it?

curiously,
Bright

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 12:34 AM

2. I think one might need to have grown up in England

to tolerate listening to it more than once.

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Response to vanlassie (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 12:46 AM

3. I love it.

Yank anglophile. It is a very weird anthem, dark satanic mills and so on.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 04:32 AM

4. Nice music. Certainly Anglo-centric words..Everyone in

England (as opposed to Britain) has it memorized. It's basically the English Anthem.

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 07:09 AM

5. Dan Brown made a fortune out of it!

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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 08:27 AM

6. These guys did it better.

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