Che Sara, Sara. An excellent New Song.
This poem appears in our anthology
Publication: Edinburgh [Evening] Weekly Chronicle
Published: 30 July 1831
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
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
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.