Battle of Pentland Hills, The

DESCRIPTION: "The ganllant Grahams cam from the west, Wi' their horses black as ony craw." Forces gather to battle under General Dalyell at the Pentland Hill to contest the Covenant. The Whigs are decisively defeated
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1806 (Scott)
KEYWORDS: battle political Scotland death
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Whitelaw-Ballads, pp. 531-533, "Battle of Pentland Hills" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Walter Scott, Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border (Edinburgh: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme ("Digitized by Microsoft")), third edition, Vol. II, pp. 51-57, "The Battle of Pentland Hills" (1 text)
Michael Brander, _Scottish and Border Battles and Ballads_, 1975 (page references to the 1993 Barnes & Noble edition), pp. 166-167, "Rullion Green or Pentland Hills" (1 text)

ST MBra166 (Partial)
Roud #8186
NOTES: Scott first printed "The Battle of Pentland Hills" in the third edition [of the Minstrelsy] with the note, "I am obliged for a copy of the ballad to Mr Livingston of Airds, who took it down from the recitation of an old woman residing on his estate" (p. 54). "The Battle of Pentland Hills" is referred to -- as a battle -- but not printed as a ballad by Scott in the second edition (see: Walter Scott, Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border (Edinburgh: Longman and Rees, 1803 ("Digitized by Microsoft")), second edition, Vol. I, II, III; and Vol. III, p. 190 in the notes to "The Battle of Loudounhill."). - BS
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