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Lyr Add: The White Stag of Scotland (Jan Douglas)

Jim Dixon 10 Nov 09 - 07:26 PM
Jack Campin 10 Nov 09 - 08:01 PM
Effsee 10 Nov 09 - 11:19 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: THE WHITE STAG OF SCOTLAND (Jan Douglas)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 07:26 PM

I ran across this while searching for something else.

Transcribed from the video at or at YouTube.

Jan Douglas

1. I heard of a baby born wild and born free
In the highlands of Scotland, his kingdom to be.
A prophet(?) for all, for the baby's no child,
But the white stag of Scotland born free and born wild.

CHORUS: Proud we are. Proud we'll be.
Echo his name way over the sea.
A king has been born. God bless the king.
The white stag of Scotland our voices will ring.

2. The glens and the highlands he'll know as his home,
The green of the wild woods his pastures to roam.
No man will hunt him, and none be his friend.
The white stag of Scotland on that must depend.

3. A ...(?), a legend, a monarch so true
Has been born to give hope to this world, me and you;
A sign for tomorrow, a chance to prepare,
A warning to all of the change in the air.

The author wrote: "The story of the White Stag was relayed to me over 30 years ago when it had been sighted on the Island of Arran. The legendary tale was that a mystical white stag came to forecast warnings from the 'other world'. With another sighting of a beautiful White Stag in the West Coast of Scotland at the beginning of 2008, I was inspired once again to finish the song 'The White Stag of Scotland', that had been in my mind for years.

"I simply hope that the lyrics and the passion of the music rouse something in the Scottish Nation and that it reminds people of their heritage and home, but especially that it stirs a notion of peace to anyone in the world who listens to 'The White Stag of Scotland'."

The author's web site says "Make this our new National Anthem 2010."

I have a hard time understanding what the stag represents. On first hearing the song, I thought she was literally calling for the return of a Scottish monarchy. Now I'm not so sure. What is the "change in the air" mentioned at the end? Can someone familiar with Scottish politics, Scottish nationalism, and Scottish symbolism explain this to me? Or am I trying to read too much into it?

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The White Stag of Scotland (Jan Douglas)
From: Jack Campin
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 08:01 PM

Looks like somebody read the legend of David I and the stag and got it horribly mixed up.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The White Stag of Scotland (Jan Douglas)
From: Effsee
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 11:19 PM

The youtube blurb mentions 50 years of her in show business...I've never heard of her!

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