Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The Party Goes On!

What a brilliant couple of days.

It seems like the whole English population has been celebrating after the wonderful Ashes victory over Australia.

The song 'Jeruslaem' has been booming out from TV sets as the party goes on

England's most patriotic song is Jerusalem by William Blake. It has been adopted by the English cricket team and fans as their anthem. There are even suggestions it may become our new national anthem.

Here are the words:

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England's mountains green?
And was the Holy Lamb of God
On England's pleasant pastures seen?
And did the Countenance divine
Shine forth upon those clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here,
Among those dark satanic mills?

Bring me my bow of burning gold,
Bring me my arrows of desire; Bring me my spear!
O, clouds unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!
I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand
Till we have built Jerusalem
In England's green and pleasant land.

-- William Blake


Ramla Akhtar said...

Aha! See you in Pakistan. We have an on-going thing about the reverse swing, too. It'll be fun.

BTW, congrats. The last match just sizzled!

Trevor Gay said...

Thanks Ramla

If the series is as good as this summer then you are in for a real treat in Pakistan - thank for the comment.