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Scottish Political Song Eskimo Republic

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GUEST,Ewan McVicar 08 Jul 15 - 04:26 AM
GUEST,Anne Neilson 08 Jul 15 - 11:51 AM
GUEST 08 Jul 15 - 12:24 PM
GUEST 09 Jul 15 - 06:51 AM
Gallus Moll 09 Jul 15 - 08:01 PM
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Subject: Scottish Political Song Eskimo Republic
From: GUEST,Ewan McVicar
Date: 08 Jul 15 - 04:26 AM

Me again, Joe.
People have been chasing me for years for this out of print book - The Eskimo Republic, Scots Political Song In Action 1951-1999. Just made it into a Kindle so folk can get it, go to Amazon Books and search for Eskimo Republic.
Ewan


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Subject: RE: Scottish Political Song Eskimo Republic
From: GUEST,Anne Neilson
Date: 08 Jul 15 - 11:51 AM

The title of Ewan's book comes from a song by the most prolific anti-nuclear writer Thurso Berwick (geographical nom-de-plume of Glasgow teacher Morris Blythman).

At an early CND protest in the Holy Loch (what an ironic position for the US nuclear base, near Faslane!), the anti-nuclear supporters were 'attacking' the US base ship Proteus in canoes when Captain Lanning contemptuously dismissed them as Eskimoes -- little did he understand the power of Glasgow humour to deflate and eventually demolish the "justification" for the American presence!


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Subject: RE: Scottish Political Song Eskimo Republic
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jul 15 - 12:24 PM

Thanks Anne for the historical note.

Ewan--am still looking for the reference to a certain custom ---a very slow reader!!


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Subject: RE: Scottish Political Song Eskimo Republic
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jul 15 - 06:51 AM

Others reading this will be puzzled by the above message from 'Guest' re a custom.
So am I!
Ewan


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Subject: RE: Scottish Political Song Eskimo Republic
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 09 Jul 15 - 08:01 PM

me too - whit are yez talkin' aboot?


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