We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Just beautiful, Bird Dog -- eerie and beautiful and raises the fine hairs on the back of my neck. When I was young and had a folk singing brogram on the telly on CBS, I would have loved to sing this. It has such a lovely lilt, and the guys singing it have the authentic brogue. Thanks for playing it for us.
can you find one of "Will Ye Not Come Back Again?" there is just a little bit of it in Simon Schama's "History of Britain", and i haven't heard it anywhere else. thank you for the work you put into this site. tom g
The "Flower of Scotland" never died. We saw "their kind" in the early days of the Iraq War:
From an editorial by Mark Steyn:
"Here's a story no American news organization thought worth covering last week, so you'll just have to take it from me. In the southern Iraqi town of Amara, 20 men from Scotland's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders came under attack from 100 or so of Muqtada al-Sadr's ''insurgents.'' So they fixed bayonets and charged."
"It was the first British bayonet charge since the Falklands War 20 years ago. And at the end of it some 35 of the enemy were dead in return for three minor wounds on the Argylls' side."