Thursday, September 13, 2007

Flower of Scotland

This is the closest photo I have to a traditional
Scottish Thistle. I was looking up the lyrics to Flower of Scotland. To my suprise it has an Autumnal twist within the verses...
"Oh Flower of Scotland
When will we see
your likes again
That fought and died for
Your wee bit hill and glen
And stood Against him
Proud Edwards 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 Edwards army
And sent him Homeward
Tae Think Again"
There is one more verse also. I love the Allegory of the fallen leaves. I love this song and the sentiment. Must be my Scottish Surname Hamilton, although Im English as far as I know.
Its funny when flowers become a symbol of a nation.I have a tattoo of a bird holding a Red Rose in its beak. The symbol of Henry VIII's England, the blood red Rose.
The Scots have the Thistle, along with St Andrews Cross...

A video from you tube with Three pipers playing the Flower of Scotland...with its Autumnal theme in the second verse.

1 comment:

clairesgarden said...

very nice, I'm singing along