A New Song
Publication: Aberdeen Chronicle
Published: 14 July 1832
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
No full copy of this poem is available.
This poem has a set tune, and its title is:
Archive/Library: Aberdeen Central Library
Classmark(s): Reel no. NP12421
This poem is addressed to the Mearns-shire farmers, and the speaker tells them not to 'vote in slaverie'. The poem asks the farmers to give their vote to Thomas Burnett, one of the Liberal candidates for the Kincardineshire seat; they are also implored to 'spurn' the 'enemie' or reform (the Tories). The poem finishes with the line 'Reform shall bear the gree'.