Mudcat Café message #1143644 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12515   Message #1143644
Posted By: Teribus
23-Mar-04 - 06:15 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Flower of Scotland (Roy Williamson)
Subject: RE: Flower of Scotland
Guest Penguin Egg,

Before the "Lions" tour, the team Captain Willie John McBride, asked the players for suggestions for a "team song" for the tour - one that the whole team could sing if asked (dinners/receptions/social occasions). Steele and another Scottish player (sorry can't remember his name) proposed "Flower of Scotland". I think W-JM liked the song in general and its message that sometimes the "under-dogs" do win - if memory olso serves me correctly this was the tour that became better known as the "ninety-nine tour" and that had nothing to do with the year.