in the arsehole of diogenes

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Saturday, 12 September 2015

Swing low, sweet chariot.

is a moving 'spiritual' reflecting the desire for death
by dispossessed and persecuted people in the United States.

It is, obscenely, the 'anthem' of the English rugby team, a cohort
of continuing Competitive White Supremacy
enjoying a particularly nasty sport.

from Wikipedia:
                                     "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" was written by Wallis Willis, a Choctaw freedman in the old Indian Territory in what is now Choctaw County, near the County seat of Hugo, Oklahoma sometime before 1862. He was inspired by the Red River, which reminded him of the Jordan River and of the Prophet Elijah's being taken to heaven by a chariot (2 Kings 2:11). Some sources[1][2] claim that this song and "Steal Away"[3] (also composed by Willis) had lyrics that referred to the Underground Railroad, the freedom movement that helped blacks escape from Southern Slavery to the North and Canada.

Listen to the earliest recording.  

A more gospelly version by the wonderful Marion Williams here.

3 comments:

Karl said...

Excellent! The English rugby supporter is surely one of the most obnoxious specimens of humanity, and the fields is fairly crowded as it is. That such a song be taken as an anthem by mindless, beef-eating, life-loving assholes is indeed a disgrace.

Jindra Hrdlicka said...

My son plays rugby.......

auban said...

English snobs said that "rugby is a game for thugs played by gentlemen, while soccer is a game for gentlemen played by the lower classes". Well, we know that most English gentlemen are either paedophiles or mass-murderers or both (I exaggerate a little)... and we know that soccer is simply big business..