Tuesday, July 13, 2010
"You'll never walk alone" is a song from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel (adapted from Ferenc Molnár's 1909 play Liliom. The carousel theme can be seen as an analogy for the "wheel of life" -- the birth, death, birth cycle, Bhavacakra or Wheel of Becoming - a complex symbolic representation of Saṃsāra in the form of a circle, found primarily in Tibetan Buddhist art. Saṃsāra is the continuous cycle of birth, life, and death from which one liberates oneself through enlightenment), performed by LaBelle (the group was known as The Ordettes from 1960 to 1961 and The Bluebelles/ Patti LaBelle and Her Bluebelles/Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles) in 1964, but has become an American graduation standard and popular in the football terraces of the UK.
So now you know.