Singing
Li De Li De Li Oh Oh
Well A Li De Li De Li Oh Oh
Li De Li De Li Oh Oh
Well A Li De Li De Li Oh Oh

Well the hills are pretty and rollin'
But the thorn is sharp and swollen
And the man plays a beautiful whistle
But he wears a prickly thistle

Singing
Li De Li De Li Oh Oh
Well A Li De Li De Li Oh Oh
Li De Li De Li Oh Oh
Well A Li De Li De Li Oh Oh

The silver birches pierce through an icy fog
Which covers the ground most daily
And the angels which carry St. Andrew high
Are singing a tune most gaily

One sound can hold back a thousand hands
When the pipe plays a tune forlorn
And the thistle is a prickly flower
Aye, But how it is sweetly worn

Singing
Li De Li De Li Oh Oh
Well A Li De Li De Li Oh Oh
Li De Li De Li Oh Oh
Well A Li De Li De Li Oh Oh


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Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about Scotland. Check it out:

    starpulse.com/news/index.php/2007/06/18/…

    And though the bagpipes are played in Ireland though are an instrument most commonly associated with Scotland.
    newlyfaston June 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentisn't st andrew scottish though, the song itself does sounnnnnnnnnnd irish tho, this one is good
    kipperjoeon June 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!

    Jack has Scottish ancestory.

    The song has bagpipes in it.

    The prickly thorn is a thistle [Scotland's emblem]

    St Andrew is Scotland's patron Saint.

    THIS HAS NOTHING, NOTHING, TO DO WITH IRELAND!!!
    mcpotson June 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song just plain sounds awesome. I have no idea what the hell Jacks talking about though
    dylanfan71on June 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is AMAZING. It is Scottish -the White Stripes have Scottish heritage, also St Andrews is the patron saint of Scotland. St Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland. This has many Scottish references within, 'aye' is the term for yes in Scotland also.
    SuzyLee69on June 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell its is def about Scotland. The bagpipes are Scottish and not irish. The song also sounds Scottish with the chanter playing at some points. Its brill. Makes me wanna so a highland fling.
    joelrobsonon June 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI read in Rolling Stone it's Jack's little gift to Scotland, he's got Scottish ancestry. I love, love this song.
    geddysgirlon June 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis Song > St. Andrew (This Battle Is In The Air)
    surchekianon June 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbagpipes hooray a gruope of bagpipes is like the worst sound ever
    highvoltageglamrockon June 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbagpipes hooray a gruope of bagpipes is like the worst sound ever
    highvoltageglamrockon June 28, 2007   Link

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