The History of Leith

November 6, 2013

Broadside ballad entitled ‘The Elder’s Warning, A Lay of the Convocation’

Verse 1: ‘”Noo, John Macgill, my elder, come listen to my word, / It’s time to leave the harrows, it’s time to draw the sword; / The sheep may wander on the hill, the stots rout in the byre, / But another path is ours, John, through danger and through fire.’ A woodcut illustration of a man’s head has been included at the top of the sheet. for more click here

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