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GUEST,len wallace Ye Jacobites by Name, anti-pro Jacobite? (10) Ye Jacobites by Name, anti-pro Jacobite? 15 Jan 01


Hello Friends,

"Ye JAcobites by Name" is indeed a Jacobite song. While the lyrics have often been attributed to Robert Burns, my question is this - The words appear as a criticism of the Jacobites. I have been told that it was written in the style of a anti-Jacobitism in order to hide the original sympathy for the Jacobites.

What say ye? Can anyone tell me its history?

Many thanks.

Len Wallace (lwallace@mnsi.net)


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