[Green grow the rashes O]
Author: Anon [T. E. J.]
This poem appears in our anthology
Published: 1 March 1913
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
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This poem has a set tune, and its title is:
Green Grow the Rashes O.
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Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
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.