The History of Leith

April 1, 2006

New Political Song

The text beneath the title continues: ‘Written, on it being understood that MR AYTOUN had been advised by the Gentlemen of his Committee to start for LEITH, as well as EDINBURGH, in order that his return to Parilament might be secured for one or other of these places’. The ballad begins: ‘Come join in my song, / All people who long / To see Pensions cut off with a sweep . . .’ The broadside does not carry the name of its publisher, nor the place or date of publication. for more click here

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