Election Ballad For Westerha'

Tune-"Up and waur them a', Willie."

      The Laddies by the banks o' Nith      Wad trust his Grace[1] wi a', Jamie;      But he'll sair them, as he sair'd the King-      Turn tail and rin awa', Jamie.       Chorus.-Up and waur them a', Jamie,      Up and waur them a';      The Johnstones hae the guidin o't,      Ye turncoat Whigs, awa'!       The day he stude his country's friend,      Or gied her faes a claw, Jamie,      Or frae puir man a blessin wan,      That day the Duke ne'er saw, Jamie.      Up and waur them, &c.       But wha is he, his country's boast?      Like him there is na twa, Jamie;      There's no a callent tents the kye,      But kens o' Westerha', Jamie.      Up and waur them, &c.       To end the wark, here's Whistlebirk,      Lang may his whistle blaw, Jamie;      And Maxwell true, o' sterling blue;      And we'll be Johnstones a', Jamie.      Up and waur them, &c. 

The fourth Duke of Queensberry, who supported the proposal that, during George III's illness, the Prince of Wales should assume the Government with full prerogative.