Cam Ye O'er Frae France chords by Steeleye Span

Song's chords Cm, A, G, C, G

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Cam ye o'er frae France is a Scots mocking[1] folk song from the time of the Jacobite Revolution in the 18th century. After the death of Queen Anne the British crown passed on to George, the Elector of Hanover. In his entourage George I brought with him a number of German courtiers, including his mistress Melusine von der Schulenburg, whom he later created the Duchess of Kendal, - commonly referred to as the Sow - and his half-sister Sophia von Kielmansegg, known as the Goosie for her appearance. George I's wife Sophia Dorothea of Celle remained in Hanover, imprisoned at Ahlden House after her affair with Philip Christoph von Königsmarck - the blade in the song. Another historic personality in the song is John Erskine, 22nd Earl of Mar, Bobbing John, who recruited in the Scottish Highlands for the Hanoverian cause. The nickname Geordie Whelps is a reference to the House of Welf, the original line of the House of Hanover. lots more in wikipedia'er_Frae_France Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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