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NEVER CAME HE

SONGS FROM THE BALCONY


Bonnie James Campbell or Bonnie George Campbell is Child ballad 210 (Roud 338). The ballad tells of a man who has gone off to fight, but only his horse returns. The name differs across variants. Several names have been suggested as the inspiration of the ballad: Archibald or James Campbell, in the Battle of Glenlivet, or Sir John Campbell of Calder, who was murdered.



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