New-Slain Knight, The [Child 263]

DESCRIPTION: A man sees a girl sleeping under a hedge. He tells her of a dead man in her father's garden. His description makes her think it is her love. She wonders who will care for her. The man offers to do so. She refuses him till he reveals himself as her lover.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1878; a possibly version is from c. 1818 (GlenbuchatBallads)
KEYWORDS: trick disguise love death
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Child 263, "The New-Slain Knight" (1 text)
GlenbuchatBallads, pp. 218-219, "Ballad" (1 rather short text, about half of which is "pretty little foot"; it is hard to be certain if it is this ballad or just a compilation of fragments)
GreigDuncan5 1049, "The New-Slain Knight" (1 fragment)

Roud #3887
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Who Will Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot" (floating lyrics) and references there
cf. "John (George) Riley (I)" [Laws N36] (plot) and references there
cf. "The Three Ravens" [Child 26]
File: C263

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