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Flower of Scotland

Flower of Scotland
Unofficial Scottish National Anthem

Although there is no official national anthem of Scotland, Flower of Scotland is one of a number of songs which unofficially fulfill this role, along with the older Scots Wha Hae, Scotland the Brave and Highland Cathedral.

It was written by Roy Williamson of the folk group The Corries, and presented in 1967. The song refers to the victory of the Scots, led by Robert the Bruce, over England's Edward II at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

Michael Crawley sang The Flower of Scotland at the 2012 Robert Burns Dinner put on by the Scottish Heritage Association of Northeast Ohio (SHANO).

Flower of Scotland

O flower of Scotland
When will we see your like again
That fought and died for
Your wee bit hill and glen
And stood against him
Proud Edward's 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
And stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again

Those days are passed now
And in the past they must remain
But we can still rise now
And be the nation again
That stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again


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