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Posted By: Vic Smith
09-Jan-19 - 07:41 AM
Thread Name: Review: Flower of Scotland - which rendition?
Subject: RE: Review: Flower of Scotland - which rendition?
My vote would go for none of them. To me it's a God-awful song reflecting the beligerant worst of the country I was born in.... and as for it being regarded as a national anthem as some people have suggested - what sort of country is it that only has one name, that of a hated enemy, mentioned in it?
I much prefer the song that Michael Marra called his 'alternative national anthem, Hermless.
However, if I were asked to name the song that makes me most proud of being Scots - born it would be Hamish Henderson's Freedom Come-All-Ye - this is an 1989 video of it sung by Dick Gaughan in 1989; less than perfect sound quality but a good interpretation of a great song.