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264            TONE-POETRY OF ROBERT BURNS
No. 281. Ye yacobites by name.
Tune : Ye Jacobites by name Scots Musical Museum, 1792, No. 371.
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 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 wi1 bluidy war!
Then let your schemes alone, in the state, in the state! Then let your schemes alone, in the state ;
Then Jet your schemes alone,
Adore the rising sun, And leave a man undone to his fate !






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