For those of you who bothered reading my post about ’70s music? I’m pretty sure you’ve figured out the answer was Paul McCartney and the Wings. The fact that the song Mull of Kintyre has the word “heather” in the lyrics wasn’t really a hint that would have helped you! I just happened to think it was cool to hear that in the lyrics when my mom used to play that record when I was about 5.
Sweep through the heather like deer in the glen
Carry me back to the days I knew then.
Nights when we sang like a heavenly choir
Of the life and the time of the Mull of Kintyre.
Of course you trivia nerds already know that heather is a plant, right? Its Latin name is Calluna vulgaris. How utterly fitting that a plant I’m named for has the word “vulgar” in its Latin name! F— yeah! This is a really, really cool song! It features a bagpipe band – if you watch the video on YouTube, they are playing bagpipes on the beach!
The Campbeltown Pipe Band performing in the video for Mull of Kintyre, which hit #1 on the U.K. charts (bagpipes play much better across the Pond), and #45 on the adult contemporary U.S. charts.
It would be about 20 years later or so when I would next be able to hear the word “Heather” in song lyrics. And it would be in the lyrics to the theme song from The Man Show, in a very vulgar context
Check out the tits on that girl named Heather
Sigh. When I really want to hear my name in a song, I’ll listen to Mull of Kintyre! Though I do love The Man Show…and to end this blog…a picture of a girl jumping on a trampoline!
Don’t say I didn’t do anything nice for y’all today! Don’t try looking up her skirt! Wait…you just did that, didn’t you?