A replacement for a flower of scotland

‘The Flower Of Scotland’ is the unofficial national anthem of Scotland. It was written in 1967 to celebrate the Battle of Bannockburn. It’s now played regularly at national football and rugby games and has even been adopted as the Scotland team’s official anthem for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. It is stirring, and rousing, and unashamedly pro-independence with lines like:

But we can still rise now
And be the nation again

But, as the date of the referendum vote nears, is it not time for those of us who are not independently minded to ask if it’s right that we should sing such a pro-independence song? Shouldn’t there be a neutral alternative? Or even a tune for those who want to extol the virtues of a United Kingdom?

Well, now there is! Today, FM proudly presents, in the spirit of neutrality, a alternative version of The Flower Of Scotland – a bi-partisan anthem for 2014.

“Oh Alex Salmond
Raise a finger to England
We wants to leave them (what for?)
To annoy David Cameron
To stick it right up him
It’ll be brilliant (no, it won’t!)
We must stop and think again

“The power of Cameron
Will increase if we leave them
There’ll be no opposition
Only Tory politicians
To nod their heads when
He steals from the poor again

“So, we cannot leave them
If we want to irk David Cameron
To stick it right up him
We’re going nowhere
He’s not getting his own way
That twit of a Tory
You can bog off and think again!

“Oh Alex Salmond
Raise a finger to England
And tell them we’re staying
We don’t want to leave them (why not?)
It’ll tick off David Cameron
Stick it right up him
It’ll be brilliant
If the UK doesn’t come to an end!”

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