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Commonwealth Games: England’s National Anthem Jerusalem Plays And England Forgets The Words

by | 5th, October 2010

COMMONWEALTH Games: They played Jerusalem when Fran Halsall stood on the podium. The 20-year-old winner of the 50m butterfly at the Dr SJ Mukherjee Aquatics Complex is the first person to ever hear the strains of Hubert Parry’s score played at a sporting event.

The tune was chosen because 1,896 entrants in a YouGov survey voted like this:

1. Jerusalem: 52.5%
2. Land of Hope and Glory: 32.5%
3. God Save The Queen: 12%

Duncan Lewis, Marketing Director for Commonwealth Games England, said, “The nation has spoken…

Around 60 million people live in the UK.

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