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Thread #82394   Message #1509383
Posted By: Abby Sale
25-Jun-05 - 08:51 AM
Thread Name: Happy! - June 25 (Roy Williamson, 1936-1990)
Subject: Happy! - June 25

Happy Birthday!

The Corrie, Roy Williamson

born 6/25/36
(d.8/12/90 of cancer)

        O flower of Scotland
        When will we see
        Your like again
        That fought and died for
        Your wee bit hill and glen

                "Flower of Scotland," by Roy Williamson

Corrie (kôr'y, kör'y) noun: A round hollow in a hillside; a cirque. [Scottish Gaelic coire, hollow, cauldron, from Old Irish, cauldron, whirlpool.] But I first met Roy at Blairgowrie Festival in 1967 when, although I was fairly new in Scotland, I had several drinks taken. In a large sleeping tent in the camp ground, John MacKennon (as I recall) introduced us and then said, "Roy's a Corrie." "What's that?" asked I. Said Roy, "It's a kind of garbage collector." Then we talked about folk music. He was good at it when he wasn't Corrieing.

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