Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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BONNIE GEORGE CAMPBELL.
Motherwell's MinatreUy, p. 44.
This, says Motherwell, " is probably a lament for one of the adherents of the house of Argyle, who fell in the battle of Glenlivat, stricken on Thursday, the third day of October, 1594 years." It is printed, somewhat differently, in Smith's Scottish Minstrel, v. 42. Finlay gives eight lines of this ballad in the Preface to his first volume, p. xxxiii.
Hie upon Hielands,
And low upon Tay, Bonnie George Campbell
Rade out on a day. Saddled and bridled                                 «
And gallant rade he ; Hame cam his gude horse,
But ne^er cam he !
Out cam his auld mither Greeting fu' sair,
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