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"Flower of Scotland" (Unofficial National Anthem)

Since many crew and passengers aboard Titanic were from Scotland, me thinks that you will enjoy this anthem that was sent me by a fellow acquaintence, Anne...

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

And stood against them
Proud Edward's army
And sent them homeward
Tae think again

Those days are gone now
And in the past they must remain
But we must stand up
And be the nation again

Who stood against them
Proud Edward's army
And sent them homeward
Tae think again

This was adopted a few years ago as Scotland's unofficial anthem (to take the place of the dire "God Save the Queen" which was actually written against the Scots - the third verse begins "Long may she crush the Scots"). The words "Flower" refer to the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 when, starving and vastly outnumbered, our troops were led by Robert the Bruce to a famous victory over Edward II. This is the battle which is briefly referred to at the end of Mel Gibson's Braveheart and was revenge for the years of torture and abuse we suffered at the hands of Edward I (Patrick McGoohan's character) who was known as The Hammer of the Scots. There is nothing surer to stir the blood than a few verses of "Flower of Scotland" - especially when we meet England at rugby or soccer!!! You can tell that I am very patriotic!! I love my country.

She sent it to me via email.


edited by MurdochsAid, Jul/2/2005, 8:46 pm

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With all my strength, with all I am
I will seek to honor His commands
I pledge allegiance to the Lamb." ~ By Ray Boltz
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