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Lyr Req: Scotland Will Flourish (The Corries)

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GUEST,Jennifer Burdoo 08 Feb 01 - 04:34 PM
Quincy 09 Feb 01 - 02:14 PM
GUEST,Sara 09 Feb 01 - 03:37 PM
Jim McLean 04 Sep 02 - 06:12 AM
Ross Campbell 14 May 11 - 10:12 PM
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Subject: Scotland Will Flourish - By the Corries
From: GUEST,Jennifer Burdoo
Date: 08 Feb 01 - 04:34 PM

Due to my unfamiliarity with and intense hatred of the inherently untranscribable Celtic accent -- Can someone give me the words to this song? I enjoy the tune and am trying to learn to sing it. Thanks.

Jennifer


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Scotland Will Flourish - By the Corr
From: Quincy
Date: 09 Feb 01 - 02:14 PM

been searchin' but no luck yet....will get it back up to the top though!



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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Scotland Will Flourish - By the Corr
From: GUEST,Sara
Date: 09 Feb 01 - 03:37 PM

Here's some info from a Corries website: Listed as a single: 2. Scotland Will Flourish and The Massacre of Glencoe. Dara, SPA029, 1978 These are unique studio versions. Info from: Click here

Also, check out this site: Click here

Hope that helps a bit.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SCOTLAND WILL FLOURISH (from the Corries)
From: Jim McLean
Date: 04 Sep 02 - 06:12 AM

Lyrics to "SCOTLAND WILL FLOURISH"
Words and Music Ian Richardson, Published by Corries Music
DARA single, SPA 029 1978

Scotland will flourish by the sweat of our labour,
The strength of our will and the force of our minds.
Forget the old battles, those days are over,
Hatred corrupts and friendship refines.

Let the Scots be a nation so proud of their heritage,
Wi' an eye on the future and a heart to forgive;
And let us be rid of those bigots and fools,
Who will not let Scotland live and let live.

Let us govern our country wisely and fairly,
Let each man and woman work wi' a will.
And Scotland will flourish secure in the knowledge
That we reap our own harvest and ring our own till.

And let us be known for our kind hospitality,
A hand that is openly proffered to friends,
A hard working people proud and unbending
Scotland will thrive and win out in the end.

Cheers, Jim Mclean

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Scotland Will Flourish (The Corries)
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 14 May 11 - 10:12 PM

Ian Jack in the Guardian, Saturday 14th May, 2011, suggests "Scotland Will Flourish" as an alternative anthem to the three informal Scottish anthems - Robert Burns's "Scots Wha Hae", Cliff Hanley's "Scotland the Brave" or Roy Williamson's "Flower of Scotland".

Ian Jack's Guardian article

A couple of lines from the song were lifted by Alec Salmond in his speech following the SNP's recent election success.

I missed this song when the Corries were singing it, most internet lyric sites credit them but not the author, Ian Blacklaw Richardson (who actually signed with the Corries' publishing company) - and some strange interpretations proliferate. Thank goodness for the Mudcat (and Jim Maclean!)

The Corries singing "Scotland Will Flourish"

Ross


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Scotland Will Flourish (The Corries)
From: Effsee
Date: 14 May 11 - 11:09 PM

..."intense hatred of the inherently untranscribable Celtic accent"...

Intense hatred?

Explanation please!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Scotland Will Flourish (The Corries)
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 15 May 11 - 02:59 AM

What is a ' celtic ' accent ? do you mean a Scottish accent ?

I've never heard a celtic accent, what is it like ?

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Scotland Will Flourish (The Corries)
From: Allan Conn
Date: 15 May 11 - 04:38 AM

"Intense hatred? Explanation please!" Aye even if it isn't meant to come out the way it does (which I suspect is the case) it isn't the best way to win friends and influence people :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Scotland Will Flourish (The Corries)
From: GUEST,Don Stevens
Date: 15 May 11 - 07:29 AM

I sure agree with Efsee, Dave Hanson, & Allan Cohn!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Scotland Will Flourish (The Corries)
From: threelegsoman
Date: 15 May 11 - 07:49 AM

The songwriter, Ian Blacklaw Richardson is my friend (known as Max) and can be seen and heard on six videos on youtube threelegsoman singing some more of his own songs as well as some well known blues. (I had the pleasure of accompanying him on harmonica and banjo)

These can be found on my playlist "Max and Me" at the following address:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=PLB986D08D6BE5C31B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Scotland Will Flourish (The Corries)
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 15 May 11 - 09:51 PM

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=PLB986D08D6BE5C31B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Scotland Will Flourish (The Corries)
From: threelegsoman
Date: 16 May 11 - 07:41 AM

Thanks Ross for making a blue clicky of my playlist address. I am somewhat confused when it comes to trying to make one of these.


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