The Bells are a' Ringing
Publication: The Bells are a' Ringing
Published: August 1832
Publication type: Broadside
A full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: National Library of Scotland
Classmark(s): RB.l.54(48); L.C.Fol.70(137a); ABS.10.206.02(28)
This poem, written in Scots, speaks of information gained from London that the Reform Bill has passed. The chorus is marked by a tone of jubilation, while it describes the Tories as 'swingin' / By the necks fast at hame'. The poem applauds the efforts of the Prime Minister, Earl Grey, and the Scottish Radical MP Joseph Hume. An illustration appears above the poem of an adult sitting aparently reading to two children.