A New Sang to an Auld Tune
Author: Anon [C. F.]
Publication: Reformers' Gazette
Publisher: Muir, Gowans, & Co.
Published: 28 July 1832
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
No full copy of this poem is available.
This poem has a set tune, and its title is:
The mucking o' Geordie's byre.
Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Reel Number: 3089; Pressmark: SNMU 175/98
An allegorical poem, written in Scots, which portrays a herd of cattle ['nowte'] as patiently suffering from hunger. King William IV is the farmer and his neighbour is the Duke of Wellington. Wellington tells Willie and his German wife to 'crack the whip loudly / And mak' things before them to bow'. It leaves with a warning, that many cows may rise in battle.