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Thread #12515   Message #1143579
Posted By: GUEST,Penguin Egg
23-Mar-04 - 03:41 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Flower of Scotland (Roy Williamson)
Subject: RE: Flower of Scotland
Fascinating thread but I seem to remember that Flower of Scotland was used as the National Song for the British Lions during a tour they did in the 70s. Why they didn't use God Save the Queen, I don't know. It seems a strange choice. A song about Scotland representing the whole of the UK? However, it must have been nice to have seen people sing it who are not Scots as it shows the universal appeal of the song. It is, afterall, a moving song that reaches out further than a small nationalist fan-base.