Mudcat Café message #381034 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #29891   Message #381034
Posted By: john c
24-Jan-01 - 01:51 AM
Thread Name: BS: Scottish National Anthem
Subject: RE: BS: Scottish National Anthem
Am I alone in thinking that Flower of Scotland is a load of absolute tosh? "wee bit hill and glen" ......pure kitsch. Roy Williamson wrote a lot of much better stuff (listen to Hills of Ardmorn) and I think even he was embarrased by the songs success. And, as for Caledonia - Ive always seen that as a poor rip-off of Robin Williamsons October Song - and nothing like as good.
My vote also goes for The Freedom Come All Ye. Great tune and great words.
Hoots,
John