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My Mixtape: "Jerusalem" by William Blake and Sir Hubert Parry

Today it is best known as the anthem "Jerusalem", with music written by Sir Hubert Parry in 1916.
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"And did those feet in ancient time" is a short poem by William Blake from the preface to his epic Milton a Poem, one of a collection of writings known as the Prophetic Books.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Author Janice Nimura contributes the song "Jerusalem," the William Blake poem set to music by Sir Hubert Parry in 1916. The performance here is that of English singer Billy Bragg.