Thursday, 30 June 2011

SHOULD THIS BE AN INDEPENDENT SCOTLAND'S NATIONAL ANTHEM?

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Scotland" is just the name of a TAX Farm.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Anonymous, as long as the tax is for the benefit of the Scottish people, I don't give a fuck1

McGonagall said...

No quite anthem material but worth listening tae onyhow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EillZOvRm-g

national anthem expert said...

No.

Anonymous said...

It's a nice song, but the juxtaposition of "Scotland" and "sweat" and "work" is a bit incongruous, given that no one north of the border appears to have done anything except draw benefits for the last 30 years or so.
Still, if it encourages a few scots to get off their arses and earn a living for a change, I am all in favour of it.

pictishbeastie said...

Anonymous,you're a fanny!

Anonymous said...

Probably - but at least I work for a living and pay my own way, which is more than can be said for a large proportion of the people north of berwick ( or south of it for that matter - there are plenty of english scroungers down here too, after all).
If he could see Scotland now, Adam Smith would be turning in his grave.

tris said...

Anon: No, not probably, definitely.

The bulk of our people work, and many of those who don't are out of work because for centuries the economy has been run to suit the South East of England where over half the population of the UK lives.

No UK government has ever given a damn about Scotland until Farmer Callaghan and the old hag Thatcher got their greasy mitts on our oil. Then they lied to us about how much their was and what it was worth so that we wouldn't demand independence that would have brought Norwegian living standards to our country.

Meanwhile Thatcher used our money to subsidise her mass of redundancies all over the North of England, and Scotland and Wales, and replaced our manufacturing industry with finance, which was fine till it got too greedy and went tits up.

If we have people who have lost hope it stems from that. That it was squashed out of them by people who knew nothing and cared less about our country.

Good post ... probably not a bad choice for an anthem. I'm humming it now after one hearing....

It would be a fitting tribute to the Corries!

Dark Lochnagar said...

Mcgonners, aye, quite a nice wee song.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Experto, succinct.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Anonymous, actually Scotland delivers more in tax than it receives, (last 5 years GERS reports). Don't believe all the shite you read in the English media.

Dark Lochnagar said...

PictishBeasters, welcome to the blog. You are correct he is, but then he cannae even be arsed to make a name up so what do you expect.

bugsbunny said...

I think Scot's Wae Hae should be Scotland's National Anthem. Have you heard the Corrie's Song "Dawning of the Day", DL? Here it is. Very rousing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1vp5HHW8qw

Stephen.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Anonymous, unlike the English who have stolen ideas from the Scots and who's last inventor of note was some fucker called Dyson, who makes hoovers, Scotland still leads research in a large variety of fields, being that our universities, with the exception of Edinburgh and St Andrews, which are populated by 'hooray Hendries' from England, actually study fields which are more important than fucking Shakespeare.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Tris, I couldn't have put it better myself! The only thing that I didn't like about that song was the use of the word, labour', although I realise it is in a different context to Gray's gardengnomes.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Stephen, naw I wouldn't say that's a favourite. I actually quite like 'Loch Lomond' as I was taught it in my childhood and it's always stuck with me. The Corries are a wee bit dated now and their stuff is too sentimental, backward looking and mushy. we need a new anthem for a new age.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Anonymous, have a scroll down to Sunday's post, BTW.

tris said...

Hmmm DL. I didn't know they ran a course on "fucking Shakespeare".

Wouldn't that be kinda illegal, what with him having been dead this good few hundred years?

Shakespeare said...

I'm luvvin it !!

Dark Lochnagar said...

Tris, necrophilia is dead boring, but would I shag a rickle o banes. If there was a bit of flesh on them I might!

Dark Lochnagar said...

Shakespeare, your not the real one, he would be more lyrical. Anyway he's been dead for quite a while, or so I'm told. Mind you if he was, why was I doing all those old plays at school. Hamlet my arse!

Toni said...

DL, I recall reading an interview with Bill Drummond, from the KLF about his bid to make a world cup song for the Scotland football team. I know some of your younger readers will say "who the fuck are the KLF"? but unfortunately they were still a popular act the last time we qualified. He had visions of a mighty techno soundtrack with a thousand bagpipes and a somewhat William Wallace sentiment - needless to say it was rejected.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Antonio, KLF? Fuck, can't say I remember them. As an Ayr supporter, I take great delight when I see, (occasionally), some twat getting out a car with a KFC reg plate, asking him if he's a big fan of Kentucky Fried Chicken, the Killie fuckpigs.

Budvar said...

DL, I've lived in Scotland, my dad still does and has for over 20 years, but as I now live in England I'm in the fortunate position of being able to see both sides.

My position is if a majority of Scots want to go it alone, fair enough but be careful what you wish for.

I don't think the reality will quite live up to the dream. I know for a fact that Salmond is as sly as a shit house rat, and will sell you all down the river for a mess of potage.

The only thing that unites Scotland is the belief that "The English" sole purpose in life is to rob Scotland blind and once free of English oppression Clermiston and the Gorbals will transform into some chic cafe society.

To put this into perspective, Scottish independence is akin to me wanting independence for Yorkshire!!

If it wasn't for those shandy drinking southern nancys bleeding us dry, it'd be "Mocha-chocha-frapacino-lattes all the way..

Our Army's bigger than yours, so's our population. Our Gas, coal and steel reserves are bigger than yours and the Humber ports make "Grangemouth look like Montrose.

Our ex-pats down the "Tyke society" where we wear the traditional dress of flat caps, cloggs, string vests. We eat traditional dishes of black pud, mushy peas and Yorkshire with gravy.

The carparks are all cobbled, the toilets are all outside, and we partake of traditional sports of ferrets down the trousers, smashing mill machinery, and the topless womens coalseam digging championship is highly popular.

We also have Parkinson and Alan Bennett who will do anything for Yorkshire bar live there.

We have our own flag (see avatar) and our own national day (1st Aug). The more I think about it, the more we seem to have in common.

Independence for Yorkshire? Yeah I think that'd work...

Dark Lochnagar said...

Budvers, I'm half pissed and I don't think my response would have any credence. As such I will answer your excellent comment in the morning!

Dark Lochnagar said...

Budvers, it is now morning and I am sober (ish).

Actually it would make perfect sense for the North of England to break away from the South. It happens in Spain, where different regions have autonomy and can more or less do what they like, much as the same way as the Scots can in some things, although to my mind not enough. In fact it's Londonstan that's pulling us all down, it being a racial pile of shite. we hear a lot about how the 'City of London', that autonomous state in the middle of London with it's own laws and police force, drags the rest of the country with it. The fact of the matter is that for years, the whole economic policy of this country has been to suit the City. When interest rates were high and the City was booming, the rest of the country was in recession, at least Scotland certainly was, in much the same way as the PIGS are in the EU. What suits Germany and France doesn't suit the rest, which is why the Euro is in trouble. Although we don't have a different currency here, the Economic policy part of it still applies, which is just one good reason why we have to be independent.