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Thread #4984   Message #1279815
Posted By: Dita
24-Sep-04 - 07:39 AM
Thread Name: The Flower of Scotland
Subject: RE: The Flower of Scotland
Not one of my favourites, probably due to the brest bashing, I'm one of the Freedom come all ye, or A man's a man brigade.

The Corries recorded this a number of times, (probably every time they changed record label). The very first recording, mid sixties on Fontana, was a lot slower, a lament like take, far different from it's later ranting style.

On that recording Roy played some kind of long necked mandolin style instrument, (?bazooki, ?spelling). The whole thing was Incredible String Band like. The Corries recorded a number of ISB member Robin Williamson's (no relation) songs at this time, including October Song.

Georgiansilver, while I also am uncomfortable with the anti sentiments of this song, I am even more upset when someone sings,
God save the King/Queen. This is an anti Scots song from the Jacobite Rebellion, and well into the 1960s was still printed and sung by some, with the verse urging God to lay the vile Scots low and confound their politics.

A number of the Corries albums have been rereleased on CD as twofers The Fonatna, EMI and their own Dara labels. They certainly turn up on ebay uk from time to time. Should be able to get them somewhere online.