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Poetry Corner Ye Jacobites by Name

On the 17th September 1745 Edinburgh was occupied by the Jacobites under Charles Edward Stuart (aka the Young Pretender or Bonny Prince Charlie)

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Ye Jacobites by Name

Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear, lend an ear
Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear.
Ye Jacobites by name,
Your fault I will proclaim,
Your doctrines I maun blame,
You will hear, you will hear!
Your doctrines I maun blame, you will hear.

What is right and what is wrong by the law, by the law
What is right and what is wrong by the law,
What is right and what is wrong
A short sword or a lang,
A weak arm or a strong
For to draw, for to draw,
A weak arm or a strong for to draw.

Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear, lend an ear
Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear.
Ye Jacobites by name,
Your fault I will proclaim,
Your doctrines I maun blame,
You will hear, you will hear!
Your doctrines I maun blame, you will hear.

What makes heroic strife, famed afar, famed afar,
What makes heroic strife famed afar
What makes heroic strife
To whet the assassin’s knife,
Or hunt the parent’s life
With bloody war, bloody war,
Or hunt the parent’s life with the bloody war.

Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear, lend an ear
Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear.
Ye Jacobites by name,
Your fault I will proclaim,
Your doctrines I maun blame,
You will hear, you will hear!
Your doctrines I maun blame, you will hear.

So let your schemes alone, in the state, in the state,
So let your schemes alone, in the state,
So let 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.

Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear, lend an ear
Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear.
Ye Jacobites by name,
Your fault I will proclaim,
Your doctrines I maun blame,
You will hear, you will hear!
Your doctrines I maun blame, you will hear.

Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear, lend an ear
Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear.
Ye Jacobites by name,
Your fault I will proclaim,
Your doctrines I maun blame,
You will hear, you will hear!
Your doctrines I maun blame, you will hear.

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