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Lyr Req: Flower of Scotland (Roy Williamson)

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FLOWER OF SCOTLAND
THE FLOWER OF SCOTLAND


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GUEST,Lydia Duncan 07 Mar 08 - 03:20 PM
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Jack Campin 07 Mar 08 - 04:42 PM
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GUEST,Bill the Collie 08 Mar 08 - 07:54 AM
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Subject: O Flower of Scotland
From: theskylark@hotbot.com
Date: 01 Apr 99 - 09:39 PM

I am looking for the lyrics to a song called "O Flower of Scotland". Can anyone help me?


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Subject: RE: O Flower of Scotland
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Date: 01 Apr 99 - 10:03 PM

It's in DT. look for 'Flower of Scotland'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Flower of Scotland
From: GUEST,Lydia Duncan
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 03:20 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Flower of Scotland
From: GUEST,Lydia Duncan
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 03:25 PM

"O Flower Of Scotland"

O Flower of Scotland,
When will we see
Your lika again,
THat fought and died for And stood agianst him,
Proud Edward's army
ANd sent him homeward,
Tae think again.

THe hills are bare now,
And autumn leaves
lie thck and still,
O'er land that is lost now,
Which those so dearly held,
That stood against him,
Proud Edward's Army,
And sent him homeward,
Tae think again

Those days are past now,
And in the past
they must remain,
But we can still rise now,
Amd be tje matopm again,
That stood against him,
Proud Edward's Army,
and sent him homeward,
Tae think again.

(repeat 1st verse and chorus again!!!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Flower of Scotland
From: Jack Campin
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 04:42 PM

In a thread on uk.music.folk a while ago it occurred to me that these words are more appropriate (sample of Vogon poetry from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). Added line breaks marked with /.

Oh Freddled Gruntbuggly
by Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz


Oh freddled gruntbuggly
Thy micturations are to me
As plurdled gabbleblotchits / on a lurgid bee.

Groop I implore thee, / my foonting turlingdromes
And hooptiously drangle me / with crinkly bindlewurdles,

Or I will rend thee / in the gobberwarts / with my blurglecruncheon,
See if I don't!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Flower of Scotland
From: GUEST,meself
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 05:02 PM

Ah, how often I've wished I could be tje matopm again - but those days are gone now, all gone ...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Flower of Scotland
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 05:33 AM

First I heard of that song was from a rather pudgy and very besuited-looking Scots businessman, at the time of the vote for Scotland to have its own limited government.

To my surprise, he said, grinning joyously, that he was tired because he'd just driven across Ireland to the Stranraer ferry to cross to Scotland, then home to vote YES!!! and then driven straight back - whistling The Flower of Scotland all the way.

Now there's someone who cares for his country.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Flower of Scotland
From: GUEST,Bill the Collie
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 07:54 AM

I don't think "ilka" is correct.
Rugby players sing "likes"
But I think it ought to be "like"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Flower of Scotland
From: Mr Happy
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 07:58 AM

I also 'don't think "ilka" is correct'

In the above text, its 'lika!'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Flower of Scotland
From: Mr Happy
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 08:05 AM

쳌eO Bank of Scotland
Gie me ma money
So I can head hameward
And get drunk again!쳌f


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Flower of Scotland
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 09:21 AM

"O Flower Of Scotland"

O Flower of Scotland,
When will we see
Your lika again,
THat fought and died for And stood agianst him,
Proud Edward's army
ANd sent him homeward,
Tae think again.

THe hills are bare now,
And autumn leaves
lie thck and still,
O'er land that is lost now,
Which those so dearly held,
That stood against him,
Proud Edward's Army,
And sent him homeward,
Tae think again

Those days are past now,
And in the past
they must remain,
But we can still rise now,
Amd be tje matopm again,
That stood against him,
Proud Edward's Army,
and sent him homeward,
Tae think again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Flower of Scotland
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 09:27 AM

This is an exact copy of the previous post, even also missing out the line between "fought and died" and "and stood against" and the gibberish line after "we can stiil rise now"

Why?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Flower of Scotland
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 02:55 AM

For fucks sake, it's

Oh Flower of Scotland,
When will we see your like again,
That fought and died for,
YOUR WEE BIT HILL AND GLEN

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Flower of Scotland
From: Kampervan
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 03:20 AM

Straight from the DT:-

THE FLOWER OF SCOTLAND
(Roy Williamson)

O flower of Scotland
When will we see
Your like again
That fought and died for
Your wee bit hill and glen
And stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again

The hills are bare now
And autumn leaves lie thick and still
O'er land that is lost now
Which those so dearly held
And stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again

Those days are passed now
And in the past they must remain
But we can still rise now
And be the nation again
That stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again

Recorded by the Corries
Note: This is the unofficial soccer anthem of Scotland MJ
@Scottish @home
filename[ FLWRSCT2
RG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Flower of Scotland
From: Jim McLean
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 05:10 AM

I remember sitting in a pub in London listening to a crowd of drunken Scots singing '.. and send him homewards..'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Flower of Scotland
From: BobKnight
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 07:42 AM

Thanks "Campervan" - all those lost lines and gibberish were beginning to get on my nerves. Please note all - just because thousands of football and rugby fans sing "likes" doesn't make it right. Roy Williamson wrote it as "like."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Flower of Scotland
From: machree01
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 06:37 PM

Blackthorn singing Flower Of Scotland, It was in The Top 20 Irish Charts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8I6EXYlCEo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flower of Scotland (Roy Williamson)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 13 Nov 12 - 11:27 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flower_of_Scotland


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flower of Scotland (Roy Williamson)
From: kendall
Date: 13 Nov 12 - 08:01 PM

I would dearly love to stand on the top of Ben Nevis and sing this, but, alas it can never be.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flower of Scotland (Roy Williamson)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Sep 14 - 05:09 AM

As the referendum comes near, I wonder if this song is being sung. There are all sorts of reasons why the referendum should pass and why it should fail. But it's interesting that all though history, the best Scottish songs have been the ones that oppose England.

-Joe-

Seems to me that the Digital Tradition version of this song is quite good. Does anyone see need for corrections?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flower of Scotland (Roy Williamson)
From: GUEST,DTM
Date: 06 Sep 14 - 08:57 AM

Those days are passed now
And in the past they must remain
But we can still rise now
And be the nation again
That stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again

Apologies to the composer (the late Roy W) but, I've often heard line 3 sung as "But Scotland can rise now".
I think it sings better and sounds stronger than "we can still".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flower of Scotland (Roy Williamson)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Sep 14 - 09:08 AM

"....But it's interesting that all though history, the best Scottish songs have been the ones that oppose England." - Joe - (posted above)

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"Both Sides of the Tweed" (Dick Gaughan) is my favourite "Scotland v England" song (if you want to label it as that).
It celebrates the differences between our countries and promotes mutual respect.
This should be(and very likely is) the sentiment of most of the followers of both the "Yes" & "No" campaigns.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flower of Scotland (Roy Williamson)
From: Jack Campin
Date: 06 Sep 14 - 09:15 AM

I haven't heard much singing at all in the referendum campaign. It's all been way too low-key.

Except that the NO campaigners seem very worried about getting egged by hostile crowds. If we'd had a bit more time to organize it, shaky eggs with YES logos could be a hit.

(Jim, I really liked the job you did on George Galloway).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flower of Scotland (Roy Williamson)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 06 Sep 14 - 12:57 PM

It's certainly still getting sung: my bugbear is the numerous people who sing "to be A nation again" when (as correctly posted above it is "THE nation" - a tiny difference in words but a huge difference in meaning. They even got it wrong in the Scottish Rugby Union international programmes one year: I complained and it was right next time!

As for "Both Sides the Tweed" it came from a poem by James Hogg: in the original words it was "for the love of our KING'S sacred rights" and refers to the "Parcel of Rogues in a Nation" (as in the Robert Burns poem) - Scots who "sold out' to the English, resulting in the Act of Union of 1707.

Jack, would you advocate shaking the eggs or throwing them??


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