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    Senior Member LezLee's Avatar
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    This might have been posted before but I didn’t know what search term to use.
    Very funny but a bit rude!
    Last edited by LezLee; Apr-18-2019 at 23:41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiawatha View Post
    Not exactly traditional and not exactly Scottish, being a Ewan MacColl song, but this is sublime and it was originally on the outstanding "True and Bold - Songs of the Scottish Miners" album which also happens to have one of my favourite album covers of all time:

    Dick Gaughan - Schooldays End

    Ewan MacColl was born as James Henry Miller at 4 Andrew Street, in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, to Scottish parents, William Miller and Betsy (née Henry), both socialists.

    William Miller was an iron moulder and trade unionist who had moved to Salford with his wife, a charwoman, to look for work after being blacklisted in almost every foundry in Scotland. They lived amongst a group of Scots and Jimmy was brought up in an atmosphere of fierce political debate interspersed with the large repertoire of songs and stories his parents had brought from Scotland."
    Last edited by Mollie John; Apr-19-2019 at 03:13.

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