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Thread #12515   Message #1006130
Posted By: Hillheader
21-Aug-03 - 06:10 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Flower of Scotland (Roy Williamson)
Subject: Lyr Add: SCOTLAND WILL FLOURISH (from The Corries)
Here's another Corries song which COULD be a National Anthem. Looks forward and not back.


SCOTLAND WILL FLOURISH

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

Let the Scots be a nation all proud of their heritage,
With an eye to 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 the Scots rule their country wisely and fairly.
Let each man and woman work way they 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 hardworking people proud and unbending,
Scotland will thrive and win out in the end.

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

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