Thursday, September 07, 2006
The Proclaimers "Throw the 'R' Away"
Here are the lyrics to The Proclaimers' song we heard in the opening lecture. Note that the song is an expression of nationalism: i.e. antipathy to another's nation, to wit England, rather than a simple affirmation of a national virtue of one's own. For example, the comment "perhaps for some money ..." is a shot at England's amusement at Scots' extreme thrift.