Blue Bonnets Oer The Border



Blue Bonnets Over the Border is mentioned as an “ancient air” to which words were written by Sir Walter Scott and first published in 1820 in The Monastery. It is a famous Scottish ballad which refers to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s march into England in 1745. A blue bonnet or beret was a traditional piece of highland dress and due to the large highland composition of the Jacobite Army became associated with their faction.

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