"I'm One of the People"
Publication: "I'm One of the People"
Publication type: Broadside
No full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: National Library of Scotland
In this satirical song, John Archibald Murray, the Tory candidate for the Leith burghs, is mocked for styling himself 'one of the people!'. The song points out his family's links to the aristocracy and states that he is against 'all the trading communities'. In a prefatory note, we are told that the song is 'Sung, Composed, and Adapted to Music, for Lord Archibald Murray, Esq., Advocate, with a PIPE Accompaniment, ad libitum'; Murray himself was a piper. Although no publication date is printed on the broadside, there is a handwritten note, '10 July 1832', which may refer to the publication date.