Childe Ether

DESCRIPTION: "Child Ether and Lady Maisry Were born baith at ae birth." They love each other all their lives. Childe Ether goes to fight the Paynim to build his reputation but does not return. Lady Maisry seeks him out in Gorinand, pays his ransom, and brings him home
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1829 (Chambers-ScottishBallads)
KEYWORDS: brother sister travel return rescue
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Chambers-ScottishBallads, pp. 254-256, "Childe Ether" (1 text)
Roud #3916
NOTES [23 words]: This looks to me like a short imitation of a medieval romance mixed with something like "Young Beichan" [Child 53]. But I can't prove it. - RBW
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File: ChaB254

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