Let us Hail our Patriot King
Publisher: J. and J. Cook
Publication type: Book
No full copy of this poem is available.
This poem has a set tune, and its title is:
For a' that, an' a that.
Robert Brown in the second volume of Paisley Poets claims this, and the original pamphlet collection in which it featured (Songs of the Times: or, The Voice of the People), as Paisley productions, published in the context of the Reform Bill agitation in 1831-2. The poem itself, like others of the era, praises the reform credentials of William IV. It notes: 'times hae changed, since tyrants vile/ Could mak' us slaves an' a that. Like many poems of the times, recourse to Burns is obvious. The pamphlet appears in Paisley Pamphlets, 1831 (Vol. 16).