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Thread #14432   Message #125378
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
18-Oct-99 - 08:43 PM
Thread Name: Little girl's song from movie;The Piano?
Subject: RE: Little girl's song from movie;The Piano?
Mian asks what the songs about. The Flowers of the Forest - written by one Jane Elliott some time in the 19th century I imagine. It's about the aftermath of a disastrous battle against the English (Battle of Flodden), back in the 16th century in which there were great number of Scots killed, including thenking. The women left behind are mourning. The Flowers are the dead soldiers. The quoted bit is from the second verse out of six.