Mudcat Café message #317591 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #26380   Message #317591
Posted By: Drumshanty
12-Oct-00 - 06:53 PM
Thread Name: Q about No Mans Land
Subject: RE: Q about No Mans Land
It is about the battle of Flodden on 9 September 1513. I believe we were battered but otherwise know very little about the history. When I learnt the song as a kid, I was taught that the "floo'ers" were the young men who did not come back from the battle.