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Thread #12515   Message #99888
Posted By: Len Wallace
27-Jul-99 - 05:35 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Flower of Scotland (Roy Williamson)
Subject: Lyr Add: FLOWER OF SCOTLAND
FLOWER OF SCOTLAND
(Roy Williamson)

Oh flower of Scotland
When will we see your like again
That fought and died for
Your wee bit hill and glen

CHORUS:
And stood against them
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
To think again.

The trees are bare now
and autumn leaves like thick and still
For land that is lost now
That once so dearly held

CHORUS:
And stood against them
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
To think again.

Those days are past now
And in the past they must remain
But we can still rise now
And be a nation again
Oh flower of Scotland
When will we see your like again
That fought and died for
Your wee bit hill and glen

CHORUS:
And stood against them
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
To think again.


CHORUS:
And stood against them
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
To think again.

The trees are bare now
and autumn leaves like thick and still
For land that is lost now
That once so dearly held

This is the way it was performed by the Corries themselves, not simply verse chorus verse chorus.

I recently heard that the song was originally written to celebrate a soccer match between Scotland and England, but became so popular that it is considered the unofficial national anthem of Scotland.

Len Wallace
lwallace@mnsi.net
Line Breaks <br> added.
-Joe Offer-