Gay Goshawk, The [Child 96]

DESCRIPTION: An English lass is forbidden to marry the Scot she loves. He sends a message by his goshawk. She asks to be buried in Scotland should she die. This granted, she feigns death. Her coffin is taken to where her lover waits; they are reunited
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1783/1799 (GordonBrown/Rieuwerts)
KEYWORDS: love separation death burial trick reunion
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland) Ireland
REFERENCES (14 citations):
Child 96, "The Gay Goshawk" (8 texts)
Bronson 96, "The Gay Goshawk" (2 versions, though the second, from Christie, is described by Bronson as "padded out with a second strain.")
ChambersBallads, pp. 180-186, "The Gay Goss Hawk" (1 text)
GordonBrown/Rieuwerts, pp. 120-127, "The gay gos hawk" (2 parallel texts plus a photo of the badly-transcribed tune; also a reconstructed tune on p. 268)
GlenbuchatBallads, pp. 212-217, "The Goss Hawk" (1 text)
Leach, pp. 300-303, "The Gay Goshawk" (1 text)
Flanders-Ancient3, pp. 43-44, "The Gay Goshawk" (1 fragment, with lyrics typical of this piece but too short identify with certainty)
OBB 60, "The Gay Goshawk" (1 text)
PBB 43, "The Gay Goshawk" (1 text)
Gummere, pp. 265-269+358, "The Gay Goshawk" (1 text)
DBuchan 17, "The Gay Goshawk" (1 text, 1 tune in appendix) {Bronson's #1}
Whitelaw-Ballads, pp. 5-7, "The Gay Goss-Hawk"; pp. 7-9, "The Jolly Goss-Hawk" (2 texts)
HarvClass-EP1, pp. 69-73, "The Gay Goss-hawk" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: William & Susan Platt, _Folktales of the Scottish Border_, published 1919 as _Stories of the Scottish Border_, republished by Senate Press, 1999, pp. 63-69, "The Gay Goss-Hawk" (1 text)

Roud #61
File: C096

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