Leesome Brand [Child 15]

DESCRIPTION: Leesome Brand impregnates his love. When her time comes she has him take her riding, then go hunt, sparing the white hind. He returns to find her and his son dead. He laments his knife and sheath. His mother gives him St. Paul's blood to revive them.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1827 (Motherwell)
KEYWORDS: love pregnancy death hunting resurrection
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Child 15, "Leesome Brand" (2 texts)
GreigDuncan2 335, "Lishen Brand" (1 text)
Leach, pp. 90-96, "Leesome Brand" (2 texts)
OBB 56, "Leesome Brand, or, The Sheath and the Knife" (1 text)
PBB 52, "Leesome Brand" (1 text)
DBuchan 43, "Leesome Brand" (1 text)

Roud #3301
cf. "Sheathe and Knife" [Child 16] (lyrics about the "sheathe and knife")
NOTES: I do not know if it has any significance, but many Arthurian romances also feature a hunter pursuing a white stag. - RBW
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File: C015

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