Lumiere

Irish music from Pauline Scanlon and Éilís Kennedy

Ye Jacobites

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

What is right, and what is wrong, by the law, by the law?


What is right, and what is wrong, by the law?


What is right, and what is wrong?


A short sword and a long,


A weak arm and a strong, for to draw, for to draw!


A weak arm and 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 the assassin’s knife,


Or haunt a Parent’s life, with bloody  war,  bloody war


Or haunt a Parent’s life, with bloody 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 alone, to his fate, to his fate!


And leave a man alone, to his fate!

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