From the album Full Circle

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Scottish Folk-Heritage

This song of uncertain origins concerns the death of a certain George Campbell who died at the Battle of Glenlivet in 1594 and the repercussions that his death had on his wife and mother. The complete picture of events is succinctly described in only three verses,

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Scottish Folk-Heritage

High upon highlands and low upon Tay,
Bonnie George Campbell he rode out on a day
Saddled and bridled and booted rode he,
Home came his good horse but never came he.

Saddled and bridled and booted rode he,
With a plume in his helmet, and a sword by his knee,
Home came his saddle all bloody to see,
Home came his good horse but never came he.

Down came his mother and she’s crying full sore,
Out came his bonnie wife, she’s tearing of her hair
My meadows lie green, my corn is unshorn,
My barns they are empty and my baby’s unborn.

High upon highlands and low upon Tay,
Bonnie George Campbell road out on a day
Saddled and bridled and booted rode he,
Home came his good horse but never came he.

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