Flatlands – Zomerfolk

Flatlands mit Lyrics – Zomerfolk

Die Texte zu diesem Song stammen von unserem eigenen William für das Album Scotland’s Story. Wir haben es zum ersten Mal bei unserer Celtic Folk Night in Wilhemshaven aufgeführt. Am Ende all unserer Theatershows spielen wir dieses Lied, um die Polonaise in Gang zu bringen. David & Maceal marschieren durch den Konzertsaal und das gesamte Publikum folgt.

Hintergrundinfo – Flatlands

Scotland the Brave ist die Dudelsackmelodie, die David während Flatlands spielt. Es ist ein schottisches patriotisches Lied, eines von mehreren, das oft als inoffizielle schottische Nationalhymne angesehen wird. Die Melodie wurde zum ersten Mal wahrscheinlich im späten 19. Jahrhundert gespielt. Die heute gebräuchlichen Texte wurden um 1950 vom schottischen Journalisten Cliff Hanley für den Sänger Robert Wilson im Rahmen eines Arrangements von Marion McClurg geschrieben. “Scotland the Brave” ist auch der autorisierte Pipe-Band-Marsch der British Columbia Dragoner der kanadischen Streitkräfte

Lyrics “Flatlands”

Good evening lads and lassies, are you happy all the way

We’re coming from the Flatlands, so some people say

We try our very best to make you allright tonight

We’re playing lovely folk songs and some tunes half the night


I was born to be a singer, but I didn’t knew by then

I had my first guitar when I reached the age of ten

My fingers were not bleeding, but I really tried out hard

So come on move your dancing feet, when the music starts


So there’s no other place, where I would rather be

To sing about this fucking life in peace and harmony

So won’t you come along and drink a pint or two with me

To sing about this fucking life in peace and harmony


I was lots of times in trouble, in my days at school

Just learning ‘n turning by the way and living by the ruule

We were waiting ’till the bell would ring and we’d go home, on straight

And picking up our instruments, “it’s getting really late”


I like to dance with women and I sang it all before

I drink a lot of whiskey and I drop dead on the floor

And when the cab is driving home and I remember when

The places where I’m going and the places that I’ve been


The night is coming to an end, but there’ll be plenty more to come

The crowd is going wild and they’ve been asking for “encore”

We don’t know where we’re going and whenever we’re coming back

I’ll see you all the next time, on the latest track

Flatlands played at zomerfolk with lyrics and background info
Flatlands played at zomerfolk with lyrics and background info

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