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Posted By: Vic Smith
09-Jan-19 - 08:29 AM
Thread Name: Review: Flower of Scotland - which rendition?
Subject: RE: Review: Flower of Scotland - which rendition?
OK Allan
I'll alter that to
"what sort of country is it that only has one named person, that of a hated enemy, mentioned in it?"

I do take your points about conflict and "in the past they must remain" and I think A Man's A Man would make an excellent National Anthem - it was, after all. written by the national bard. It is the positivity of that song and of Freedom Come All Ye and Marra's pawky humour which is so typically Scots that I admire, rather than a celebration of a battle fought 705 years ago about which hard historical facts are sketchy. The first written account dates from after all the particpants were dead.