“James Grant”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1878
Keywords: feud fight escape
Found in: Britain(Scotland)


James Grant is besieged; he tells his attackers, the folk of Ballindalloch, that he has no quarrel with them. Despite this, he is forced to the hills


This ballad exists only in a fragment -- so brief that it is hard to be certain that it pertains to the events described, let alone which phase of the chase is mentioned. Child's notes say just about all there is to say about the piece. - RBW

Historical references


  1. Child 197, "James Grant" (1 text)
  2. Roud #3918
  3. BI, C197