X:14203 T:Repeal the Poll Tax R:Reel O:Scotland M:4/4 C:Sandy Mathers K:A AB | \ ceec dcBc | AFEF A2FA | B2BA cefe | afec B2AB |\ ceec dcBc | AFEF A2FA | B2BA cefe | afec A2 :: \ ce | \ f2fe faaf | feef c2ec | BBBA cefe | afec B2ce |\ f2fe faaf | feef c2ec | B2BA cefe | afec A2:|** W:Copyright Sandy Mathers
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Source: Sandy Mathers (copyright)
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Notes: From the Traditional Tune Archive, this tune was “composed by Scottish fiddler Sandy Mathers, a member of a variety of bands who also plays different instruments. It was titled in response to the Margaret Thatcher-era Poll Tax, introduced into Scotland in 1989 and England and Wales a year later, and was a flat-rate per capita Community Charge, a fixed amount levied by local authorities. It was met with widespread and vociferous popular protests and was replaced by John Major in 1992 with a property tax.”