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Thread #92739   Message #1778104
Posted By: Fiona
07-Jul-06 - 07:43 AM
Thread Name: Flower of Scotland, official?
Subject: RE: Flower of Scotland, official?
Sorry bunnahabhain, I don't care for 'Highland Cathedral' at all, apart from anything else it seems to me like a song of exile.

Giok is right to say 'Scots Wha Hae' is difficult to sing, but I do vauguely remember it being sung at rugby marches befroe it was hijacked by the SNP and I learned it at school with the music teacher thumping it out on the piano, so though difficult it's not impossible to learn.

Mind if they were looking for a song to diss the English I don't think you can beat 'Cam Ye Ower Frae France', you'd get a history lesson thrown in for free too.

There is something about 'Flower Of Scotland' though, I find it a wee bit twee but it can still move me to tears. My late father taught it to his English born grandsons (complete with history lesson) and the wee ones belting it out had us all in floods.

fx