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Origin: Flower of Scotland (Roy Williamson)


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Flower of Scotland [Roy Williamson of the Corries]

GUEST,Allan Conn 02 Jan 18 - 07:02 PM
Joe Offer 03 Jan 18 - 02:05 AM
GUEST,Observer 03 Jan 18 - 05:18 AM
GUEST,Eddie1 03 Jan 18 - 08:17 AM
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Subject: RE: Origin: Flower of Scotland
From: GUEST,Allan Conn
Date: 02 Jan 18 - 07:02 PM

The trouble is these other songs simply aren't so widely popular. I agree FOS isn't the most inspiring tune but it got to where it has through people power. Running song is good song but not a contender for anthem. Freedom is not that well known outside folk circles and people would struggle with words. I agree "A Man's A Man" would be perfect but I think most folk would probably just think "but we have an anthem"

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Subject: RE: Origin: Flower of Scotland
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jan 18 - 02:05 AM

I really like "Flower of Scotland," although perhaps not enough to want to see it as a national anthem. It's an easy song for a group to sing, and we wanted to include it in the Rise Again Songbook. The publisher wouldn't give us permission to print it. Too bad.
There were a number of songs we wanted to include, but we were refused permission.

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Subject: RE: Origin: Flower of Scotland
From: GUEST,Observer
Date: 03 Jan 18 - 05:18 AM

Vic Smith Date: 31 Dec 17 - 08:32 AM on the linked Michael Marra ALTERNATIVE NATIONAL ANTHEM - "Hermless".

Consider some of the potential occasions it would be played and the prospect is hilarious (e.g. At the medal ceremony at the Commonwealth Games where the strains of "Hermless" is belted out as the Scottish entrant for the Heavyweight Boxing category picks up Gold - As unlikely as "Hermless" ever being considered as a contender for a national anthem)

There should be a common national anthem - Malcolm Douglas once suggested one in a bygone thread:

I dearly love my country, I love it day and night
My country it is wonderful, while all the rest are shite".

Adequately sums up the sentiments that "nationalism" espouses.

A song book entitled "Rise Again", very pleased to hear that permission for FOS to be included was not given.

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Subject: RE: Origin: Flower of Scotland
From: GUEST,Eddie1
Date: 03 Jan 18 - 08:17 AM

This is the most moving rendition of A Man's A Man! Love the way everyone joins in the final verse!
Another national anthem contender must be Highland Cathedral? What makes it national AND international is that it was written by two Germans! and

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