Codex Studiosorum Bruxellensis
Song for ye Jacobites
De originele tekst van dit lied, geschreven in de periode van de Jacobijnse oorlogen (1689-1692) in Schotland, was zeer anti- Jacobijns van opvatting. Robert Burns had veel sympathie voor hun zaak en herschreef het lied naar zijn huidige vorm rond 1791.
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 must blame You shall hear, you shall hear. Your doctrines I must blame, you shall hear.
Het refrein wordt enkel herhaald na de laatste strofe
What's right and what is wrong, by the law, by the law? What's right and what is wrong, by the law? What's right and what is wrong, By short sword or by long? A weak arm or a strong For to draw, for to draw? A weak arm or 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 th' assassin's knife Or hunt a parents life With bloody war, with bloody war. Or hunt a parents life with bloody war.
So leave your schemes alone in the state, in the state. So leave your schemes alone in the state. So leave your schemes alone, Adore the rising sun, And leave a man undone To his fate, to his fate. And leave a man undone to his fate.
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