Hobie Noble [Child 189]

DESCRIPTION: The singer tells how Hobie, an Englishman exiled to Scotland, was convinced by the traitor Sim of the Mains to raid England. Warned of Noble's coming, the land-sergeant (whose brother Noble had killed) takes him. Noble is hanged at Carlisle
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1775 (Percy)
KEYWORDS: borderballad fight punishment execution revenge
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Child 189, "Hobie Noble" (1 text)
ChambersBallads, pp. 49-53, "Hobbie Noble" (1 text)
Leach, pp. 516-519, "Hobie Noble" (1 text)
Friedman, p. 252, "Hobie Noble" 1 text)
Whitelaw-Ballads, pp. 381-384, "Hobbie Noble" (1 text)
OBB 139, "Hobbie Noble" (1 text)

Roud #4014
cf. "Jock o the Side" [Child 187] (characters)
File: C189

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