Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Trad Tuesday - Green Grow the Rushes performed by Dougie MacLean

The lyrics for this song come from Robert Burns. It celebrates the love of a man for women. He is a man who believes the “wisest man the war’l e’er saw” was also a person who “dearly loved the lasses, O.” Riches are not important if you have the love of a good woman.

Dougie MacLean is a Scottish singer/song-writer, perhaps the best-known performer of his generation. I've been lucky enough to see him perform several times here in the US and one of the wishes of my life is to attend Perthshire Amber, the music festival he organizes every fall.

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