Clerk Saunders [Child 69]

DESCRIPTION: (Clerk Sanders) and his lady are determined to be wed despite the opposition of her seven brothers. Despite great pains to conceal their acts, they are found abed together. The brothers stab him to death and leave him in bed for his lady to find
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1802 (Scott)
KEYWORDS: courting death homicide family
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (13 citations):
Child 69, "Clerk Saunders" (7 texts)
Bronson 69, "Clerk Saunders" (3 versions)
BronsonSinging 69, "Clerk Saunders" (2 versions: #1, #2)
ChambersBallads, pp. 211-217, "Clerk Saunders" (1 text)
Lyle-Crawfurd1 44, "The Ensign and the Lady Gay" (1 text)
Whitelaw-Ballads, pp. 69-73, "Clerk Saunders" (1 text plus 2 fragments)
Leach, pp. 234-236, "Clerk Saunders" (1 text)
OBB 27, "Clerk Saunders" (1 text)
Friedman, p. 94, "Clerk Saunders" (1 text)
PBB 30, "Clark Sanders" (1 text)
Hodgart, p. 56, "Clerk Saunders" (1 text)
Morgan-Medieval, pp. 35-37, "Clerk Sanders" (1 text)

Roud #3855
File: C069

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