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Thread #26380   Message #562324
Posted By: GUEST,Boab
01-Oct-01 - 01:40 AM
Thread Name: Q about No Mans Land
Subject: RE: Q about No Mans Land
The pipe tune "Floo'ers o' the Forest " is by no means confined to UK shores. Can somebody else confirm that it was played at the funeral of John F. Kennedy? I believe it is often played on such ceremonial occasions in the USA. By the way, there is a strong similarity between "the Floo'ers" and the tune "Hey Tuttie-tuttie", the tune to which Burns wrote "Scots Wha Hae," and his song "The Land o' the Leal". I would guess that the auld Scots lyrics are almost incomprehensible to non Scots in any case! [My apologies to Eric for straying from a thread originally in reference to Himself!] Boab