Lochmaben Harper, The [Child 192]

DESCRIPTION: A (blind) harper sets out to work in England. He rides his mare, which has just given birth to a foal. In England, he contrives to tie his horse to King Henry's. Next morning, mare and horse are gone; King Henry pays the harper for his work and his mare
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: robbery royalty music harp
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (11 citations):
Child 192, "The Lochmaben Harper" (5 texts)
Bronson 192, "The Lochmaben Harper" (3 versions)
Bronson-SingingTraditionOfChildsPopularBallads 192, "The Lochmaben Harper" (2 versions: #1, #2)
Chambers-ScottishBallads, pp. 272-275, "The Lochmaben Harper" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan2 270, "The Harpin' Mannie" (1 text)
Dixon-ScottishTraditionalVersionsOfAncientBallads IV, pp. 37-41, "The Jolly Harper" (1 text)
Bell-Combined-EarlyBallads-CustomsBalladsSongsPeasantryEngland, pp. 154-158, "The Jolly Harper" (1 text)
Leach-TheBalladBook, pp. 519-522, "The Lochmaben Harper" (1 text)
Whitelaw-BookOfScottishBallads, pp. 360-362, "The Lochmaben Harper" (1 text)
Quiller-Couch-OxfordBookOfBallads 144, "The Lochmaben Harper" (1 text)

Roud #85
File: C192

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