Ye Jacobites by Name
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Barry Taylor

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The tune may be a version of Put in All in 'Pills'. It was printed as The Battle of Falkirk Garland in 1746 where it was noted as sung to the tune of Captain Kid.

The tune was also used for Sam Hall, and Davy Louston.

Unlike other tunes of the Jacobite era this is a condemnation of the Jacobite cause.

For other Jacobite tunes go to the bottom of The Contemplator's Short History of the Jacobite Uprisings.

Ye Jacobites by name
Give an ear, give an ear
Ye Jacobites by name give an ear
Ye Jacobites by name
Your faults I will proclaim
Your doctrines I must 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,
Aa 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 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 alone
To his fate.

Then leave your schemes alone,
Adore the rising sun
And leave a man alone to his fate...
And leave a man alone to his fate.
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Bruce Olsen's Roots of Folk: Old English, Scots, and Irish Songs and Tunes