Bent Sae Brown, The [Child 71]

DESCRIPTION: Willie makes a boat of his coat and a sail of his shirt to visit Annie overnight. When he leaves she warns that her three brothers lurk in the brown grass. They waylay him. He kills them. Her mother appeals to the king, who rules in favor of the lovers.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Buchan, _Ancient Ballads and Songs of the North of Scotland_, according to Greig)
KEYWORDS: trick love fight death family royalty brother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Child 71, "The Bent Sae Brown" (1 text)
Bronson 71, brief comments only
Greig #117, p. 1, "The Bents and Broom" (1 text)
GreigDuncan2 219, "The Bents and Broom" (1 text)
Whitelaw-Ballads, pp. 189-191, "The Bent Sae Brown" (1 text)

Roud #3322
File: C071

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