Bonnie George Campbell

Writer: Traditional

Hie upon hielands and leigh upon Tay
Bonnie George Campbell rade oot on a day
Saddled and bridled, sae gallant rade he
Hame cam' his guid horse, but niver cam' he.

Doon cam' his mither, dear greetin' fu sair
An' oot cam' his bonnie wife, rivin' her hair.
"My meadows lie green and my corn is unshorn
My barn is tae bigg and my baby's unborn"

Saddled and booted and bridled rade he
A plume in his helmet, a sword at his knee
But toom cam' the saddle, a' bluidy tae see
Oh hame cam his guid horse, but niver cam he.

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