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    "Jerusalem" is based on a poem by the famous poet William Blake.
    I think "builded" must be old fashioned language, Blake lived in the 18th century.

    It goes like this:

    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 our clouded hills?
    And was Jerusalem builded here,
    Among these 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


    The expressions "England's green and pleasant land" and "Dark Satanic Mills" are used quite a bit in media for dramatic effect, since they are known from this famous song. "Chariot of fire" is Elijah's chariot from the bible.

    The idea from the song that Jesus visited England is a bit of folklore that is part of some popular legends, similar to the Arthurian legends. It is extremely unlikely that this this happened, although England was part of the Roman empire at the time that Jesus lived - and many years of Jesus life were unaccounted for.

    Every year in the UK there is a festival in the UK called "The proms". It goes on for a few days and is finished by "The last night of the proms" which is a festival where some famous patriotic hymns are sung. People congregate in parks and squares all around the country and watch the finale from the Royal Albert Hall on large TV screens.
    This is the most nationalistic day in the UK which does not have an official national day.
    Jerusalem is one of the favourite songs from last night of the prom, together with songs like "Land of Hope and Glory", "Rule Britannia" and "Auld Lang Syne".

    I have never like English football If I must watch an English sport, then I like to watch rugby!
    The rugby song is "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot".

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    I'm working on several Irish tunes that I will be playing at a Beltane / May Day festival on April 29th. Guitar. I may try some of them on my bouzouki.

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    Thanks for that Buddy Green! Reminded me of a definition I heard -- a cultured American is one who can hear the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger!

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    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    My new fav... released this week

    Maroon 5 - Payphone ft. Wiz Khalifa, lyrics in video

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    Good song, Rockzmom.

    Here is a song that I really love:

    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    Heard this one last night and wow! Very impressed with the usage of the old school song, you may remember that it was used in Dirty Dancing, Love is Strange by Mickey and Sylvia

    Pitbull Back in Time, the music video is a great us of editing from the movie Men in Black 3 and for once actually incorporates the singer and the movie and makes it work! Of course, there is the shameless use of promotion for Ford and Vodka in there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanna View Post
    I have never like English football If I must watch an English sport, then I like to watch rugby!
    The rugby song is "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot".
    I love my football team and rugby union.Hearing "swing low,sweet chariot" at twickenham makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.Theres nothing else like it.

    English rugby union Song Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - YouTube - Swing low sweet chariot.

    Swing low, Sweet Chariot - Twickenham - England v. France 2011 - YouTube - At Twickenham.

    Sticking with the rugby theme i've been listening to this Aussie group a canny bit.

    Jonny Wilkinson incredible Tribute!! - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Cat View Post
    I love my football team and rugby union.Hearing "swing low,sweet chariot" at twickenham makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.Theres nothing else like it.

    Ahh happy days
    Good post! Good old England!

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    I like music in Russian from the Caucasus - sounds a bit like Turkish or North African, and the fact that it's in Russian is a big bonus. Can anyone recommend any good groups or artists?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanna View Post
    I like music in Russian from the Caucasus - sounds a bit like Turkish or North African, and the fact that it's in Russian is a big bonus. Can anyone recommend any good groups or artists?
    Кавкаz Hits — слушать онлайн на радио 101.ru - Кавкаz Hits

    Armenia — слушать онлайн на радио 101.ru - Первое Армянское радио в России

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    Thank Lampada....!


    I have this song in my head.



    Heard it on the bus home (it was on the radio) and I looked it up when I came home, because I was curious what Russian artists get played on the radio in Sweden...

    But omg, it was this terrible person Верка Сердючка....

    Blah! Stop playing in my head!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada View Post




    "Rolling In The Deep"

    There's a fire starting in my heart
    Reaching a fever pitch, it's bringing me out the dark
    Finally I can see you crystal clear
    Go 'head and sell me out and I'll lay your ship [shit] bare
    See how I leave with every piece of you
    Don't underestimate the things that I will do

    There's a fire starting in my heart
    Reaching a fever pitch
    And it's bringing me out the dark

    The scars of your love remind me of us
    They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
    The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
    I can't help feeling
    We could have it all
    (You're gonna wish you never had met me)
    Rolling in the deep
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
    You had my heart inside your hand
    (You're gonna wish you never had met me)
    And you played it, to the beat
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

    Baby, I have no story to be told
    But I've heard one on you
    And I'm gonna make your head burn
    Think of me in the depths of your despair
    Make a home down there
    As mine sure won't be shared

    (You're gonna wish you never had met me)
    The scars of your love remind me of us
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
    They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
    (You're gonna wish you never had met me)
    The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
    I can't help feeling
    We could have had it all
    (You're gonna wish you never had met me)
    Rolling in the deep
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
    You had my heart inside your hand
    (You're gonna wish you never had met me)
    And you played it, to the beat
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
    Could have had it all
    Rolling in the deep
    You had my heart inside your hand
    But you played it, with a beating

    Throw your soul through every open door
    Count your blessings to find what you look for
    Turn my sorrow into treasured gold
    You'll pay me back in kind and reap just what you've sown

    (You're gonna wish you never had met me)
    We could have had it all
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
    We could have had it all
    (You're gonna wish you never had met me)
    It all, it all, it all
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

    We could have had it all
    (You're gonna wish you never had met me)
    Rolling in the deep
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
    You had my heart inside your hand
    (You're gonna wish you never had met me)
    And you played it to the beat
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

    We could have had it all
    (You're gonna wish you never had met me)
    Rolling in the deep
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
    You had my heart inside of your hand
    (You're gonna wish you never had met me)

    But you played it
    You played it
    You played it
    You played it to the beat.


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    piano song: "Cristofori's Dream" of the pianist and composer David Lanz
    Cristofori's Dream, topped the New Age charts in 1988, which was No. 1 on Billboard's first adult alternative/New Age chart for 27 weeks and eventually sold platinum.

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    Немного разбавить эту попсу

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    Earlier I posted a song by FUN, this is their follow-up single called, Some Nights. Very different sound; however, just as catchy and with great lyrics.


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