Ye Jacobites by Name

This song is one of only a few found in the tradition that criticize the Jacobite revolution. Robert Burns found a similar song while collecting in Scotland, but he chose to write his own with a lean more toward a humanist anti-war viewpoint, rather that of the Whig party. This performance is from the great Eddi Reader.

Ye Jacobites by Name

Chorus

Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear, lend an ear
Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear
Ye Jacobites by name
Your faults I will proclaim
Your doctrines I maun blame, you will hear, you will hear
Your doctrines I maun blame, you will hear

What is right, what is wrong, by the law, by the law
What is right, and what is wrong, by the law
What is right, what is wrong
The weak arm and the strong
The short sword and the long, for to draw, for to draw
The short sword and the long, for to draw

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Lassie, Lie Near Me

A wonderfully sensitive version of this old Jacobite song. It’s sung by Fiona Davidson.

Lassie, Lie Near Me

Lang hae we pairtit been, lassie, my dearie
Nou we are met again, lassie, lie near me
Near me, near me, lassie, my dearie
Lang hast thou lain thy lane – lassie, lie near me

Frae dread Culloden’s field, bluidie an drearie
Murnin my country’s fate, lanelie an wearie
Wearie, wearie, lanelie an wearie
Become a sad banished wight, faur frae my dearie

Loud, loud the win did roar, stormie an eerie
Faur frae my native shore, dangers stude near me
Near me, near me, dangers stude near me
Nou I’ve escaped them aa, lassie, lie near me

Aa that I hae endured, lassie, my dearie
Here in thine arms is cured, lassie, lie near me
Near me, near me, lassie, lie near me
Lang hast thou lain thy lane, lassie, lie near me