YE JACOBITES BY NAME

Ye Jacobites by name, give an ear, give an ear!
Ye Jacobites by name, give an ear,
Ye Jacobites by name,
Your fautes I will proclaim,
Your doctrines I will blame - you shall 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 and a long,
A weak arm and a strong, for to draw!

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 a parent's life, with bloody war!

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


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