The History of Leith

March 31, 2006

A New Song to an Old Tune

Verse 1: ‘VICTORIA’s doun to Embro’ toun, / The Queen o’ the North to see, / And a’ are join’d in heart and mind / To welcome her wi’ glee; / But our Duke, and Peel, that sleeky chiel, / The management hae ta’en, / And honest Leith – in spite her teeth – / She’s slighted been again.’ The song was to be sung to the tune ‘Up, an’ Waur Them A’, Willie’. The broadside was priced at one penny. It does not carry the name of the publisher or the place of publication. for more click here

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