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Lyrics for:
Ye Jacobites by Name

Sheet Music (and more information about this song)

Chorus:
Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear, lend an ear!
Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear,
Ye Jacobites by name, your faults I will proclaim,
Your doctrines I maun blame, you shall hear, you shall hear,
Your doctrines I maun blame, you shall hear.

What is right, and what is wrong, by the law, by the law?
What is right, and what is wrang, by the law?
What is right, and what is Wrong? A short sword or a long,
A weak arm or a strong, for to draw, for to draw,
A weak arm or a strong, for to draw.

Chorus

What makes heroic strife, famed afar, famed afar?
What makes heroic strife famed afar?
What makes heroic strife? To whet the assassin's knife,
And haunt a parent's life, wi' bloody war, bloody war,
And haunt a parent's life, wi' bloody war.

Chorus

Then leave your schemes alone, in the state, in the State!
Then leave your schemes alone, in the State!
Then leave your schemes alone, adore the rising sun,
And leave a man undone, to his fate, to his fate!
And leave a man undone, to his fate!

Chorus


Comp.: Words by Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scotland
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