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Posted By: Betsy
08-Jul-06 - 03:46 AM
Thread Name: Flower of Scotland, official?
Subject: RE: Flower of Scotland, official?
Flower of Scotland certainly rouses the Scots - but it can be seen and heard as too anti-English focused, though I'm sure that Roy Williamson wrote the song (with a bit of poetic licence) as a historical piece, in the Folk genre.
Either way it hits the mark with the Scots , but maybe "Scotland the Brave" might have been a better choice - though I can't say that I know any of the words, but, it's a great rousing tune.
Extraordinary that in recent years Fields of Athenry has become THE song to sing for Liverpool football supporters, and the tune to Wild Rover is adjusted and used by every football fan /team in the Top Division in England.
So folk song DOES have some relevant place in our social life !
I would also add that most of the English football fans sing "God Save Our Team" so, no need to get too deep into that one.

Cheers

Betsy