Lakeland sheep take on Crazy Frog
Tourist bosses hope a rival to
the Crazy Frog will be the summer must-have accessory for nature lovers.
A selection of bleatings from Lake District sheep have been added to a remix of
the William Blake classic, Jerusalem, to create a ringtone.
And just as the Crazy Frog craze appealed to the young and urban, it is hoped
the Baarmy Sheep will appeal to those with a love of the countryside.
The ringtone can be downloaded from Cumbria Tourist Board's website.
Eric Robson, chairman of Cumbria Tourist Board said Blake and the Lake District
sheep were more than a match for the Crazy Frog.
He said: "Blake could have been thinking of the Lake District when he waxed
lyrical of lambs, pleasant pastures, clouded hills and of course, a green and
"The spectacular views of the Lake District's high fells and sheep dotted on
them are a symbol of this area for visitors the world over.
"So we've made this ringtone available as a bit of fun for those who love the
breathtaking beauty of the area."
The recordings were made by Charley Darbishire, 27, who runs a recording studio
Mr Darbishire added: "Unlike some famous musicians, sheep are easy to work with
and don't mind doing re-takes.
"I recorded them baa-ing over the course of a couple of days and the words fit
with the gorgeous countryside we have around here."
The ringtone can be downloaded to phones with MP3 capability or real music