Whitehall in London England today released a politically correct and
Edited version of the popular Scottish Nationalist song
The Flower of Scotland by Roy Williamson of the folk group the Corries from 1967.
It was suggested that it should be adopted north of the border in Scotland to help suppress separatist tendencies and to keep the idea of English sovereignty uppermost in the Scottish psyche ….
FLOWER OF SCOTLAND …. English edit.
Oh flower of somewhere to the very north of England
When shall we perceive
Your recurring similitude
That did incur mortality for
One’s miniscule valley and dale
And did prove slightly troublesome to
Glorious Edwards army
And chastised him homewards
To reminisce once more ….
This verse now replaces:
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
To think again.