Mudcat Café message #1279137 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4984   Message #1279137
Posted By: John MacKenzie
23-Sep-04 - 11:00 AM
Thread Name: The Flower of Scotland
Subject: RE: The Flower of Scotland
The Battle of Flodden Field was fought under James IV of Scotland on 9th September 1513. The words of the poem have been attributed to Lady Nairne, but were actually written by Jane {Jean} Elliot. I don't know who wrote the tune, but it certainly sends a shiver down my spine, when played on the pipes.