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Che Sara, Sara. An excellent New Song.

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon

This poem appears in our anthology

Publication: Edinburgh [Evening] Weekly Chronicle

Published: 30 July 1831

Place of publication: Edinburgh, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
King William IV (1765-1837)
Henry Brougham (1778-1868)
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845)
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878)

A full copy of this poem is available.

This poem has a set tune, and its title is:
A man's a man for a' that.

Archive/Library: Central Library, Edinburgh
Classmark(s): fYAN E23 WC
Pages(s): 216

Although the set tune for this poem is not defined, it is very clearly set to Robert Burns's 'A man's a man for a' that', or 'Is there for Honesty Poverty'.  The boroughmongers are styled as the 'faes', or foes, in the poem, who King William, along with several Whig politicians, will save the people from.  The poem then turns its attack on the Lords for 'ban[ning]' the Bill.