Flower of Scotland

from by Joe Covenant



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Written by Roy Williamson of The Corries:

(from the site...)
"The song was written by Roy in the mid sixties. Its first showing to the public was in a BBC Corries filmed television series, recorded in 1967 in black and white with Roy playing the bouzouki and myself the borhan, in front of Ruthven barracks in the north of Scotland."

This song commemorates the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 when the Scottish Army under Robert I (the Bruce) King of Scots defeated Edward II, King of England. This ended the English rule of Scotland. Ironically in 1603 Elizabeth I died childless and her second cousin James VI, King of Scots, ascended to the English throne, thus gaining by marriage what what force of arms could not.


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 him
Proud Edward's Army,
And sent him homeward
Tae think again.

The Hills are bare now
And Autumn leaves lie thick and still
O'er land that is lost now
Which those so dearly held
That stood against him
Proud Edward's Army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again.

Those days are past now
And in the past they must remain
But we can still rise now
And be the nation again
That stood against him
Proud Edward's Army
And sent him homeward,
Tae think again.

© Corries Music Ltd


from Beyond the Fu, track released October 1, 2010
Joe 'Covenant' Lamb: All Vocals and Bodhráns




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