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A dla dalszego kontrastu parodia tego hymnu w wykonaniu niezrównanego Spitting Image. (Warto najpierw przesłuchać klip z poprzedniego postu, jak ktoś nie zna oryginału.)

 

Aż tekst pomieszczę; kursywą – oryginał, pogrubionym – przeróbka.


And did those feet in ancient times
Walk upon
England‚s mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God,
On
England‚s pleasant pastures seen!

 

And did those feet in ancient times

Walk upon England’s lower class,

And did our forefathers of old

Tell them to get up off their arse

And did the Countenance Divine,
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was
Jerusalem builded here,
Among these dark Satanic Mills?

 

And did they try and pass the blame

For all of their society’s ills?

And now we’re just the same (only worse),

We’ve closed the 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!

 

Bring me Victorian values of old

Bring me inflation that is low

Bring me your cash, oh! Business fold!

But don’t bring me your tales of woe.

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

I shall not turn from my great plan,

No matter how insane it seems,

Till we have built Jerusalem

And made it look like Milton Keynes.

[Podziękowania dla Wiewióra za to, że mi pokazał]

A dziś dla kontrastu coś podniosłego. Mam słabość do tego nieformalnego hymnu Wielkiej Brytanii. Można przyjrzeć się tekstowi autorstwa Williama Blake’a (jest w filmiku). Muzykę napisał H. Parry.