Author: Anon [Q.]
Publication: Kilmarnock Standard
Published: 31 October 1868
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
No full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: Burns Monument Centre
Anticipates the defeat of the 'Advanced Liberal', Edwin Chadwick, in the Kilmarnock Burghs election. The 'Leaguers wipe their eyes' (the Reform League, who backed Chadwick against the more moderate incumbent, Bouverie) as they await the opposing forces. The contest is imagined as a military engagement, with a refrain of 'Tramp, tramp, tramp, for Bouv'rie's coming'.