If you are attending the Scotland vs France game on Sunday at BT Murrayfield along with Scotland fan Peter McGunnigal (@MurrayfieldSong on Twitter) and fancy a sing song, his grass roots campaign is under way to get the ol’ grey box s(w)inging on match days.
— Song For Murrayfield (@murrayfieldsong) 11 March 2016
Just to clarify, the (um) spontaneity occurs on the 22nd and 72nd minute of the match, unless of course Greig is kicking at the time when you will of course be scrupulously silent… I’m sure our own Cam (who posted his original thoughts here) would endorse these efforts to try and grow into what could become a more spontaneous and organic anthem for Scotland fans to sing during matches.
We’re not going full on Hymns and Arias just yet; Peter’s plan is to start simple with just the chorus:
Oh you’ll take the high road, and I’ll take the low road,
And I’ll be in Scotland afore ye,
But me and my true love will never meet again,
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.
Bonus points for singing in the style of Donnie Munro, who to my ears always sounds like Andrew Cotter anyway. Hopefully it takes off and restores a little cheer to the team and the fans alike. If you have any thoughts get following him on Twitter @MurrayfieldSong and answer the poll.
I’ll be watching at home but look forward to hearing it ringing out through the tv.