Ye Jacobites reel

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Ye Jacobites has been added to 1 tune set.

Ye Jacobites has been added to 47 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: Ye Jacobites
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
E2| A3/2 B/2 AG E2 EE| c2 BA B3 G| A3/2 B/2 AG E2 E3/2 ^G/2| A6A-B|
c3/2 d/2 ef g3f/2-e/2| dc BA G2c-d| eA BA E3/2- D/2 E^G| A6||
# Added by tufbo .

Six comments

I think the key should be Amin.

Song

I know this tune as a song. The Dutch band Rapalje sings it with only a bodhran to back them up.

This is a song by Rabbie Burns, "Ye Jacobites by name"

Lyrics to “Ye Jacobites by Name”

Indeed, a poem by Rabbie Burns. His original text, as taken from robertburns.org, is as follows.


"Ye Jacobites by Name"
By Robert Burns

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, 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.


1791

Original Lyrics

The original lyrics where actually strongly anti-Jacobite. It was only later that Burn wrote these more humanist lyrics.

Ye Germans

From Wikipedia:
"My Love’s in Germany" (My Luve’s in Germanie) is a poem written by Scottish poet Hector Macneill….

… The song was re-published in 1885 by Colonel David Balfour as an Orkney melody composed by Colonel Thomas Traill around 1630 …

… The tune was later used by Robert Burns for his song Ye Jacobites by Name.