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Thread #113060   Message #2398903
Posted By: The Sandman
27-Jul-08 - 04:07 PM
Thread Name: Ye Jacobites By Name -Meaning of a verse
Subject: Lyr Add: YE JACOBITES BY NAME
another version.
    Ye Jacobites by Name

    Ye Jacobites by name, now give an ear, give an ear,
    Ye Jacobites by name, give an ear;
    Ye Jacobites by name,
    Your fautes I will proclaim,
    Your docrines I maun 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,
    A short sword and a lang,
    A weak arm and a strang, for to draw!

    What makes heroic strife, famed afar, famed afar?
    What makes heroic strife, famed afar?
    What makes heroic strife?
    To whet th' assassin's knife,
    Or hunt a Parent's life, wi' bluidy 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.

    Meaning of unusual words:
    fautes=falts
    maun=must
    wrang=wrong
    lang=long
    strang=strong
    bluidy=bloody
    undone=destroyed