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The Bluebell of Scotland
Last updated: 24.01.17
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I first learned The Bluebell of Scotland, a traditional Scottish song, whilst at primary school back in the late 1940's. I always liked the melody and the optimistic lyrics. The naive belief that the singer's beloved Highland laddie could not die in a foreign war is very touching. The version that I sing today can be found in It's fun to sing.
Since writing the above in the late 1990's, I have recently (May 2013) found a variant entitled The Blue Bell of Gateshead given in Rhymes of Northern Bards (1812).
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