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Thread #66703   Message #1113109
Posted By: Jim McLean
10-Feb-04 - 05:16 AM
Thread Name: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
Subject: RE: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
   (19 verses)
Lake of beauty! Lake of splendour,
All surpassing! Lomond rare;
Fondly to thee would I render,
Praise befitting scene so fair.

Matchless mirror of the Highlands,
Cold's the heart that feels no glow,
Viewing thee with all thy islands -
Heaven above and heaven below!

Last verse:
From his lair the fox is stealing,
Quits the owl her hermit cell:
Vision far past all revealing,
Dear Lochlomond, now farewell!

The only 'political' poem I could find is one called GLORY TO THE BRAVE! (4 verses)

Last verse:
Glory to the brave! Soon may they return
Crown'd with wreaths of never dying-fame!
Soon their haughty foe shall his rashness mourne,
Cover'd with discomfiture and shame.
Potent though he be,
Europe shall him see
Mercy on his knee lowly crave.
Such be quick the fall
Of earth's despots all,
Glory, glory, glory to the brave.

Evan MacColl was undoubtedly a good lyrical poet as some of his poems show but I cannot see Ewan (Jimmy Miller) calling himself after Evan for that reason.