The History of Leith

June 21, 2006

A New Song for the Electors of the County of Midlothian

This political ballad begins: ‘Oh! The gallant Sir John is a Knight of renown, / And from London post-haste he has lately come down, / Having fairly got out of that innocent scape, / Of the Banners, and Mottos, and bits of Black Crape’. A note below the title states that the ballad should be sung to the traditional tune, ‘The Young Lochinvar’. Although there are no publication details included on this sheet, the reference to Jamie Aytoun suggests that it was most likely published in Edinburgh during the 1830s.for more click here

Some Text