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The Flower of Scotland
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This famous song was written in the 1960s to provide some patriotic verse for the passionate Scots.

Rugby fans took to the song immediately and it was eventually adopted as the official football anthem by the Scottish FA in 1997.


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,
That stood against him,
Proud Edward's Army,
And sent him homeward,
Tae think again.

Those days are past 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.

0 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.

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Flower of Scotland facts
It was composed at 69 Northumberland Street, Edinburgh by the Corries


Although the thistle is popularly associated with Scotland the official national flower is the bluebell


It was written in the 1960s


There is also a Gaelic version




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