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My song about Scotland's first Independence Referendum and the part played by BBC and English based political parties. The ticking clock at the end is the countdown to actual Independence day.
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Acoustic - Folk
Stuart Simpson
Stuart Simpson
August 14, 2019
MP3 6.4 MB
128 kbps bitrate
7:02 minutes
Story behind the song
Written with abject disappointment and anger the day after the 2014 referendum on Scottish Independence, which was lost due to some heavy fouling by the other side. Kind of documents some of the iniquities which were inflicted on the Scttish nation. Sadly some Scots were batting for the other side. With the prospect of another referendum, it might be worth considering what happened last time! It's quite long, but as I remember, It just poured out!
Lyrics
It's a long time noo since they began the great vote yes campaign The agreement signed in Embra toon wad gie aw Scots their say But the Westminster men had plans o their ain They knew they just couldn't loose Wi aw their polls and their folderols And of course the BBC News CH: We sang Caledonia and The Flooer, Roch the Wind and Scots Wha Hae In George Square, were you there on Independence Day? Ye see yon chiel wi the egg stained shirt, wearin it jist like a badge Wi his hunder streets in a hunder days, followed by his ain entourage. Oan his Irn Bru crates he ranted and raved Tae folk wha shared his ain views Some of his pals and a couple of trolls And of course the BBC News CH: We sang Caledonia and The Flooer, Roch the Wind and Scots Wha Hae In George Square were you there on Independence day? Flipper wis the mug they put in chairge o gettin us tae vote "Naw" For the hale English Parly kent Darling wis a Charlie And he tell't porky pies an aw. "You've no plan B You've no plan B Red Tory sounds. just like the blues A demented dalek Na match for oor Alex Edit oot for th BBC News CH: We sang Caledonia and The Flooer, Roch the Wind and Scots Wha Hae In George Square were you there on Independence day? Noo Flipper had flipped, it wis slippin'awa', so they had tae send for yon Broon, And that jowly faced man, he made quick plan For the eighteenth wis comin quite soon. " Ah ken whit tae dae, tae North Britain I'll go Saved the world and now the union too!" He was thumpin the tub in each miners club And every nicht on the BBC News. CH: We sang Caledonia and The Flooer, Roch the Wind and Scots Wha Hae In George Square were you there on Independence day? Then the Westminster men, they cam up tae say "You Jocks had better vote Naw" Too poor too wee too stupit as weel And the ile's runnin oot an aw. Then a loud voice was heard, oot a rickshaw it cam, "Glasgow they've come tae see youse! Yer Imperial masters a richt shower o bastirts" He's no on the BBC News CH: We sang Caledonia and The Flooer, Roch the Wind and Scots Wha Hae In George Square were you there on Independence day? Then the rid tories did whit they dae; postal votes are richt up their street. They filled in the forms in the retirement homes. Ye must admit that wis quite neat! Then they phoned aulder folk an pit them in fear. Their hoose and their pension they'd loose They were tell't the same story by each shade o tory, Backed up by the BBC News. CH: We sang Caledonia and The Flooer, Roch the Wind and Scots Wha Hae In George Square were you there on Independence day? Then the three amigos said "It's not looking good We're behind in the polls right now. We'll make up some shite and tell them it's right. I know! We'll call it The Vow." The Record can print it right on the front page And the other rags can share our views The Scotsman, The Sun, every bloody one Especially the BBC News CH: We sang Caledonia and The Flooer, Roch the Wind and Scots Wha Hae In George Square were you there on Independence day? Come the 19th and the voting wis ower, the 45 so nearly there But instead o defeat, we're back on oor feet For the pairty doon in George Square. But they'd bussed in some Unionist thugs And skinheeds tanked up oan booze. They'd come here that night tae bully and fight. They're no on the BBC News. CH: We sang Caledonia and The Flooer, Roch the Wind and Scots Wha Hae In George Square were you there on Independence day? Noo maybe they thocht we'd juist fade awa, aw they tories blue yelly and red. But ye ken that it took every fraud in the book, But still they only won by a head So we'll carry on till the next round And Indyref Number 2 We'll blog and we'll shout, Get the message about And bugger the BBC News. CH: We sang Caledonia and The Flooer, Roch the Wind and Scots Wha Hae In George Square were you there on Independence day? We sang Caledonia and The Flooer, Roch the Wind and Scots Wha Hae In George Square and
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