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DonMeixner The Flower of Scotland (81* d) RE: The Flower of Scotland 22 Jun 21


I find that I sing the song not as a "song for or against anyone kind of song" but a song wondering where all the people with guts have gone. In the US I am as anti-war as is possible to be. But I understand a call to duty that is felt so strong that a person will stand against a foe they have no hope of defeating. That how I hear Roy's song. Not a bar room full of brass rail athletes singing in various keys.

Is it a good anthem? I don't know what makes a good anthem. Ours is poem which was set to a drinking hymn and it is too hard to sing by most folks. I have heard several others I would prefer to ours.   At least Flower has the benefit of being easy to sing and with relative simplicity of lyric.

Don


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