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Subject: Song of the Day
From: outfidel
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 01:50 PM

Down by the Riverside


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Subject: RE: Song of the Day
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 02:09 PM

think this one suits it better....

song of revolution


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Subject: RE: Song of the Day
From: Dead Horse
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 02:15 PM

Far more appropriate:-
ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS


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Subject: RE: Song of the Day
From: Gareth
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 02:27 PM

No Dead 'Orse try this - Click 'Ere

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Song of the Day
From: GUEST,clint keller
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 02:27 PM

Who Would Jesus Bomb?

ck


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Subject: RE: Song of the Day
From: sadie damascus
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 03:11 PM

How about this one? (if anyone has graced Byron's verse with a tune, I don't know of it, but as a chant it has the ability to create horse hoofbeats and choruses wailing in your mind)


The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,
And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold;
And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea,
When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.

Like the leaves of the forest when Summer is green,
That host with their banners at sunset were seen:
Like the leaves of the forest when Autumn hath blown,
That host on the morrow lay withered and strown.

For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,
And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed;
And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill,
And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still!

And there lay the steed with his nostril all wide,
But through it there rolled not the breath of his pride;
And the foam of his gasping lay white on the turf,
And cold as the spray of the rock-beating surf.

And there lay the rider distorted and pale,
With the dew on his brow, and the rust on his mail:
And the tents were all silent, the banners alone,
The lances unlifted, the trumpet unblown.

And the widows of Ashur are loud in their wail,
And the idols are broke in the temple of Baal;
And the might of the Gentile, unsmote by the sword,
Hath melted like snow in the glance of the Lord!

Destruction of Sennacherib
by George Gordon, Lord Byron


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Subject: RE: Song of the Day
From: Deda
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 06:16 PM

Here's another one.


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Subject: RE: Song of the Day
From: michaelr
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 06:21 PM

Sadie -- what's the name of that poem? It's awesome!

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Song of the Day
From: sadie damascus
Date: 22 Mar 03 - 01:04 AM

Oh -- I'm sorry. I believe it's "The Destruction of Sennacherib", by Lord Byron. Please permit me a tiny history lesson with fascinating modern overtones:

The Assyrians of today are descendants of the ancient Assyrian people who built the mighty empires of Assyria and Babylonia. Their capital, Nineveh (6000 BC--1500 AD or thereabouts), was near the modern northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Sennacherib was king of the Assyrians in about 700 BC. He conquered the cities of Judah and laid siege to Jerusalem; his records* say he won, and collected fabulous tribute, but the Hebrew Bible (2 Chronicles 32) says his soldiers "spoke of the God of Israel as though he were one of the gods of the other peoples of the earth, a work of human hands....because of this...the Lord sent an angel, who destroyed every valiant warrior, leader and commander in the camp of the Assyrian king," (185,000 men, reportedly), so that he had to return shamefaced to his own country. And when he entered the temple of his own god, two of his own sons struck him down there with the sword.   *(p://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/701sennach.html).


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Subject: RE: Song of the Day
From: Janice in NJ
Date: 22 Mar 03 - 06:27 PM

So Long, Mom, I'm Off to Drop the Bomb by Tom Lehrer.


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