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Thread #165494   Message #3970780
Posted By: Vic Smith
09-Jan-19 - 11:40 AM
Thread Name: Review: Flower of Scotland - which rendition?
Subject: RE: Review: Flower of Scotland - which rendition?
Whenever Michael played at our folk club in Lewes, there was always a very appreciative crowd who were tuned into his amazing way with words and his unique very special sense of humour. One time the word had gone round (without my knowing) and a lot of people turned up wearing football scarves and when it came to the immortal words of that chorus:-
Hermless, hermless
There's never nae bother frae me
Ah ging tae the library an' Ah tak' oot a book
Then Ah come hame for ma tea

the scarves were being waved above their heads as if they were on the terraces, It was magic! I was delighted. If you don't understand irony then you cannot fully appreciate Michael Marra. In my opinion he is the best Scots songwriter since Robert Burns.