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Posted By: Tattie Bogle
09-Jan-19 - 12:27 PM
Thread Name: Review: Flower of Scotland - which rendition?
Subject: RE: Review: Flower of Scotland - which rendition?
Hermless is a funny and ironic song, and Michael Marra was a great songwriter, but I think he was typically tongue in cheek when he suggested it as an anthem! Never a serious suggestion.
Freedom Come All Ye is also a great song, but it took me about 5 years to learn and understand all the words! Hamish himself was reported to have said that it could be an international anthem, rather than a national one. It is regularly used as the finishing song at TMSA gatherings (Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland.)
Thanks for the link to the Corries, Johnny J, but not the version I was thinking of: I think it's accompanied by guitar, and quieter and gentler than the one you have shown. I agree it's a bit pointless singing it when we're playing the Welsh, Irish, French or Italians, and a bit militant when we're playing the English, but just answering the question the OP set!