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English demand Jerusalem for anthem



A survey has found that the hymn Jerusalem is the people's choice for a national anthem for England.

William Blake's rousing words, set to Hubert Parry's music, were chosen by more than half (51%) of those questioned.

Beatles classic All You Need Is Love came fourth in the votes collated from more than 2,000 people.

Organisers of the poll wanted to find out what the English would like as their own anthem to mark St George's Day.

Abide With Me, traditionally sung before the FA Cup Final in May came second with 16% of the vote.

Swing Low Sweet Chariot, which like Jerusalem is popular with English rugby fans, came third.

Joke terrace tune Vindaloo by Fat Les managed to draw 2% of the votes - twice as many as Oasis's Wonderwall.

Simon Bell, head of music and marketing at the survey sponsors Music Choice, said: "It's odd that England doesn't have its own national anthem so we thought it would be interesting to see what the English public would want."



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The Scots think so 2

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