The History of Leith

May 1, 2006

The Downfall of Spittal! A New Song

The political ballad begins: ‘Come join in my chorus, true Aytounites all, / And sing of our triumph and SPITTAL’S down-fall, / For altho’ to the Whigs it be wormwood and gall, / Yet the draper must certainly go to the wall’. A note below the heading states that it should be sung to the tune of ‘Which Nobody Can Deny’, which is an alternative title for ‘For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow’. The sheet was published by Grant of Edinburgh, and the date of publication was probably some time between 1833 and 1837.for more click here

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