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Thread #4984   Message #1279883
Posted By: GUEST,Mingulay
24-Sep-04 - 09:05 AM
Thread Name: The Flower of Scotland
Subject: RE: The Flower of Scotland
It seems to me no wonder that Flower of Scotland contains anti English sentiments. When you consider what we have done to the country and its citizens over the years just so that some Surrey stockbroker can shoot at deer, those sentiments are quite mild.

It also strikes me as rather odd that a bunch of German aristo's should latch so avidly on to things Scottish given the words of their recently adopted country's anthem snd the chronological closeness of the events referred to.

However, none of this detracts from the song for me and,in fact, I would much rather sing F of S than God Save the Queen.