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[Green grow the rashes O]

1918: Representation of the People Act

Author: Anon [T. E. J.]

This poem appears in our anthology

Publication: Forward

Published: 1 March 1913

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

A full copy of this poem is available.

This poem has a set tune, and its title is:
Green Grow the Rashes O.


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Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Microfilm
Pages(s): 5

This poem follows the tune of Robert Burns's 'Green Grow the Rashes O' and concerns female suffrage. The poem comments on the suffragette window-smashing campaign, and argues that ''Twere better far to gi'e them votes / Than thole sic awfu' bashes O!' The poem is attributed to Votes for Women, a London suffragette newspaper.