Friday, September 12, 2014

History repeating?

Now regarding Scottish independence ...
Yes, no?
Oh, I don't know, but here's a wonderful song ...

The song relates to the reputed bribery and corruption, (probably true,) that surrounded the Act of Union of 1707.

Dick Gaughan amended some traditional lyrics soon after the Scots' vote in favour of a separate Scottish Parliament in 1979 was vetoed by a Westminsterial sleight-of-hand; those who did not vote were counted as 'no'.
The music is Dick's own composition.

Dick writes: "The verses call for the recognition of Scotland's right to sovereignty and the choruses argue against prejudice between our peoples."

Whatever the outcome of this forthcoming referendum, I predict tears on both sides the Tweed.

Let friendship and honour unite and flourish ... wherever!


Colin said...

Before you ask ... yes, I have received retrospective permission from Mr Gaughan to publish this post.
He's a generous man.

London Apprentice and Special Bitter said...

What are those messages about "United we stand, divided we fall" and "You're either with us or agin us" What a shame. What a terrible shame. Surely things can't be the same after this whatever the outcome of the referendum.

Colin said...

19/092014 ...
It is done ... as I learned this morning.
No, things will not be the same.
Westminster must make good on belated promises.
Commentators will comment. Poets will write emotional verse and someone might compose a song.
Just wait for the tears!