Monday, October 29, 2007

More On That Rugby Song ....

Commenter Joy Suzanne visited from her Montpelier-based blog to find out if there were others who found the use of "Swing Low" to be offensive as a rugby fight song. I can't say I'm necessarily offended. Just baffled. (Although the obscene hand gesture pushes it into the offensive territory, I suppose.) But she has some thoughts about this over at her blog, which has the great title "The Same Only Different."

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Blogger MKOK said...

I dunno. this whole chariot thing is weird.

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


About 15 years ago I was in London in December. I walked into a pub somewhere in Chelsea/World's End called "The Ferret and Firkin Up the River in a Balloon" (I kid you not) and it was full of guys in sports uniforms standing around singing "Swing Low Sweet Chariot." It was the weirdest thing I had ever seen, and as I had my portable tape recorder with me, I turned it on and held it up on the doorway to catch some of the singing. My traveling companion and I remarked on it at the time, and it was mentioned in our stories of the trip, but I had forgotten about it till I read your post, and went "Gee, I have a recording of that!"


4:14 AM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

That's a great story, Kid.

11:49 AM  

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