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Posted By: Terry McDonald
27-Jul-08 - 03:47 PM
Thread Name: Ye Jacobites By Name -Meaning of a verse
Subject: RE: Ye Jacobites By Name -Meaning of a verse
Hmmm - when I first learned this song in the mid 60s (probably from Robin Hall and Jimmy MacGregor on the 'Tonight' programme) I always sang it as 'abhor the rising son', taking 'rising son' to be a pun on 'rising sun' because Prince Charlie was the son of the old pretender, and followed that line with 'leave a man that's done to his fate.' It would seem that I had simply misheard it but it still makes sense to me, given the sentiments expressed in the song.