Brown Robin [Child 97]

DESCRIPTION: The (king's) daughter loves lowly Brown Robyn, informs him so by song, sneaks him in to her bower, sneaks him out again by dressing him as one of her ladies. (His is shot by a suspicious porter who is hanged for it/They are allowed to marry.)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1783/1799 (GordonBrown/Rieuwerts)
KEYWORDS: love disguise cross-dressing marriage death royalty
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Child 97, "Brown Robin" (3 texts, 1 tune) {Bronson's #1}
Bronson 97, "Brown Robin" (2 versions)
GordonBrown/Rieuwerts, pp. 194-199, "Brown Robin (2 parallel texts plus a photo of the badly-transcribed tune; also a reconstructed tune and a tune from a different manuscript on p. 286)
GreigDuncan8 1932, "Brown Robin" (2 texts)
PBB 58, "Brown Robin" (1 text)
DBuchan 18, "Brown Robin" (1 text, 1 tune in appendix) {Bronson's #1}

Roud #62
File: C097

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