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i SEE THEM ON THEIR WINDING WAY.
51.
THE CAMPBELLS ARE COMIN'.
"Few names deserve more honorable mention in the history of Scotland, during the mem­orable year 1715, than that of John, Duke of Argyle and Greenwich. Soaring above the petty distinctions of faction, his voice was raised for those measures which were at once just and lenient." Thus writes Walter Scott in "The Heart of Mid-Lothian." Pope alludes to—
"Argyle, the state's whole thunder born to wield, And shake alike the senate and the field."
These quotations both refer to John Campbell, the "Great Argyle" of this familiar song. The martial air " The Campbells are comin'" is very old.








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