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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Restoration Verse.  1910.
 
Bonnie George Campbell
Anonymous
 
HIE 1 upon Hielands,
  And low upon Tay,
Bonnie George Campbell
  Rade out on a day.
Saddled and bridled        5
  And gallant rade he;
Hame cam his gude horse,
  But never cam he!
 
Out cam his auld mither
  Greeting fu’ sair,        10
And out cam his bonnie bride
  Rivin’ her hair.
Saddled and bridled
  And booted rade he;
Toom hame cam the saddle,        15
  But never cam he!
 
‘My meadow lies green,
  And my corn is unshorn;
My barn is to big,
  And my babie’s unborn.’        20
Saddled and bridled
  And booted rade he;
Toom hame cam the sadle,
  But never cam he!
 
Note 1. This version is from Motherwell’s Minstrelsy Ancient and Modern, 1827, where the editor says, it “is probably a lament for one of the adherents of the house of Argyle, who fell in the battle of Glenivat on Thursday, the first day of October, 1594.” He has not however been identified. [back]
 
 
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