YE JACOBITES BY NAME

 

chorus:
Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear, lend an ear!
Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear!
Ye Jacobites by name,
Ye faults I will proclaim,
Ye doctrines I must blame, you shall hear, you shall hear!
Ye doctrines I must blame, you shall hear!

What is Right, and what is Wrang, by the law, by the law?
What is Right, and what is Wrang, by the law?
What is Right, and what is Wrang?
By short sword or by long,
A weak arm or a strong, for to draw, for to draw!
A weak arm or a strong, for to drow!

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 hunt a Parent's life, with bloody war, bloody war!
And hunt a Parent's life, with bloody war!

And let your schemes alone, in the State, in the State!
And let your schemes alone, in the State!
And 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!