First Minister Alex Salmond wants to hold a competition to allow Scots to choose their own national song. Mr Salmond said the track was the right one to take Scotland forward as his party pursues its ambition of independence after winning a historic majority in the recent Scottish Parliamentary elections. The Nationalist leader first used the lyrics as he addressed Scots the day after his election win on May 5. The First Minister has used lyrics from the song in his speeches. The SNP leader then picked out further lines from the song for his speech to the Scottish Parliament following his re-election as First Minister. There are several YouTube videos devoted to the song and a Facebook page has even been set up campaigning for it to become the new anthem. Too long have we been bitter about the English. It is now time to forget this bitterness and move on to whatever we want Scotland to be. The move has also sparked a row with supporters of the Union, who said that any bid to replace the official UK anthem would be a snub to the monarchy. Argos AO.
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Should auld acquaintance be forgot And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot And auld lang syne? Linten adie, tooren adie, Linten adie, tooren ay, Linten lowrin lowrin lowrin, The Barnyards o Delgaty.
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I have found various sites discussing or suggesting songs to be a Scottish National Anthem. This song was written as a protest song when it was thought that Charles Stuart was about to regain the throne for his father, James VII. One verse that sums up how the English have always thought about the Scots Is it no wonder that have the Scots sought an anthem of their own? Now's the day, and now's the hour; See the front o' battle lour; See approach proud Edward's power, Chains and slaverie. Wha would be a traitor-knave?
I enjoy the tune and am trying to learn to sing it. Dara, SPA, These are unique studio versions. Info from: Click here Also, check out this site: Click here Hope that helps a bit. Forget the old battles, those days are over, Hatred corrupts and friendship refines. Let the Scots be a nation so proud of their heritage, Wi' an eye on the future and a heart to forgive; And let us be rid of those bigots and fools, Who will not let Scotland live and let live. Let us govern our country wisely and fairly, Let each man and woman work wi' a will. And Scotland will flourish secure in the knowledge That we reap our own harvest and ring our own till. And let us be known for our kind hospitality, A hand that is openly proffered to friends, A hard working people proud and unbending Scotland will thrive and win out in the end. I missed this song when the Corries were singing it, most internet lyric sites credit them but not the author, Ian Blacklaw Richardson who actually signed with the Corries' publishing company - and some strange interpretations proliferate. Thank goodness for the Mudcat and Jim Maclean!