The History of Leith

May 1, 2006

‘Bottom He Cam’ Here to Woo. An Excellent New Song’

This political ballad begins: ‘Bottom he cam’ here to woo, / Ha, ha, the wooing o’t; / Wi’ him cam’ the auld Whig crew, / Ha, ha, the wooing o’t’. A note below the title states that the ballad should be sung to the air, ‘Duncan Gray’. Although there are no publication details included on this sheet, the political context referred to suggests that it was most likely published in Edinburgh during the 1830s. for more click here

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