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The Bluebells of Scotland : Scottish folk song [1]

Harebell ''Companula rotundifolia''
Companula rotundifolia Harebell 02-2

The free encyclopedia Wikipedia bigins with next sentence : The Bluebells of Scotland is the usual modern name for a Scottish folk song. It was written by Dora Jordan, an English actress and writer. First published in 1801.

150624 The bluebells of scotland Traditional 01
The Bluebells of Scotland→スコットランドの釣鐘草

In this score on old brown paper you can recognize a word 'traditional' at right-above corner. What does ''traditional'' mean? It may be the Lylics written by Dora Jordan. It is then following text although I can't read it clearly on the brownish score. I picked up a text from another source that consists of 5 sections. The 1st section as fllowing;. 

Oh where, tell me where, has your Highland laddie gone?
Oh where, tell me where, has your Highland laddie gone?
He's gone wi' streaming banners where noble deeds are
Done
And it's oh, in my heart I wish him safe at home.


Companula rotundifolia Harebell 01-1
Small and slender type in Campanula-groep. Height to 40cm. Native in most of Europe including British islands and Scotland. in grass field and Heath-soil..

The melody is very known, of course, in Britain and in far East too, especially in Japan. Not by contemporary but rather traditional generation who learned the song at school. Here you will be able to recognize a little bit nostalgic song by next YouTube page.
The bluebell of the Scotland

By the way there is another 'Traditional' text. The first one sounds as a love song. This another lyrics seems to take plants/flowers/grass as the theme in the song itself.

The Bluebell of Scotland

The Thistle, Scotland's badge
Up from Freedom's soil it grew,
Her foes aye found it hedg'd round
With rosemarie and rue.
And, emblem that her daughters were modest, leal, and true,
From off the rocks, to deck their locks,
They pluck'd the Bell of Blue!
The Heathbell, the Harehell,
Old Scotland's Bell of Blue!
The Heathbell, the Harebell,
Old Scotland's Bell of Blue!

Here you've read two 'traditional' lyrics of The Bluebells of Scotland. There might be much more 'traditional' version. However the text by Dora Jordan seems to be most popular, for example, among contributions on YouTube. Why? I guess the actress was quite popular, so she had many opportunities to sing own version on stage. That's why the text would be remembered from her 1790s time till today.

【Note】;
1. Dora Jordan had an affair with Duke of Clarence, later King William IV. Between them many illegitimate children in more than 20 years., all of them colled FitzClarence. Fitz means in this case ''Bastard''.
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After shower at a moment amid record-breaking dry month

These images have been taken at around 14 o'clock today (13 July 2015). Early morning it has rained.

My tiny garden may be Tsubo-niwa kinds. One Tsubo 坪 is 3.3㎡ that is exact 2 sheets of Tatami (Rice-straw mat). The traditional Japanese houses equip a Tsubo-niwa inside its space arranged architectural sense. Such a style is often seen in old capital Kyoto yet. But my garden is upside down far from the order and maintenance. Ha ha...only association with it, I prefer a bit wild due to work much less.


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Wild teasel ナベナ属オニナベナ Grote kaardebol ''Dipsacus fullonum''. This flowers belt goes to bloom from ''the equator'' to the upper and lower direction. Soon you will see stripe pattern with two zones.

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Trees are germinating between Stepping tiles and stones, Front : European ash / Es トネリコ属 ''Fraxinus excelsior''. Behind : Sycamore maple / Gewone Esdoorn ''Acer pseudoplatanus''.
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Tsuwabuki and Ivy at a dark corner.
Tsu-wa-bu-ki ツワブキ Asteraceae ''Farfugium japonicum'' is perennial evergreen that grows such as the coast of rocks and cliffs in Japan. Why does it called ''Leopard plant'' in English? Because of the pattern of green and yellow ? I brought the seeds back out of my birth village, coast of Tango peninsula. They could germinate more than a decade ago, but only this individual survives without getting flowers. I have no idea how it can maintain the life by own.
The Ivy キヅタ属 is not common European type at all as you see. I's possible an ivy from Himalaya as ''Hedera nepalensis'', but I found no further information.


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Behind on the wall : Grape tree / Wijnstok ''Vitis spp.…''. Front : Japanese angelica-tree / Duivelswandelstok. Tara-no-ki タラノキ ''Aralia elata''. Sprouts of Taranaki is the most delicious wild vegetable regarded in the Sansai culture.

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Wild angelica / シシウド属アンジェリカ / Engelwurzen / Engelwortel. ''Angelica sylvestris''.
Fruits/seeds are becoming ripe.

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Yellow Fennel buds with background of tunnel of grape tree.
Fennel / Venkel / ウイキョウ ''Foeniculum vulgare'' belongs to the carrot family. Such a aroma spreading is freshly surprising. All parts of the plant is useful like the Dandelion タンポポ both for the medicine and the kitchen.


Postscriput ; It rains quietly at evening, maybe in whole night. All other plants will be pleased with friendly shower.
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