Thomas o Yonderdale [Child 253]

DESCRIPTION: Thomas gets Lady Maisry pregnant and, hearing her lamenting, promises to marry her. He goes to sea and courts another woman, but a dream causes him to summon Maisry to be wed. Both prospective brides show up; he sends the other girl away
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Buchan, Ballads of the North, according to Whitelaw-Ballads {Child 253[A]})
KEYWORDS: love courting pregnancy separation dream reunion marriage
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Child 253, "Thomas o Yonderdale" (1 text)
Bronson 253, "Thomas o Yonderdale" (2 versions)
Whitelaw-Ballads, pp. 146-147, "Thomas o' Yonderdale" (1 text)

Roud #3890
cf. "Young Beichan" [Child 53]
cf. "Fair Annie" [Child 62]
cf. "Lord Thomas and Fair Annet" [Child 73]
NOTES [41 words]: Child comments, "This looks like a recent piece, fabricated, with a certain amount of cheap mortar, from recollections of 'Fair Annie,' No 62, 'Lord Thomas and Fair Annet,' No 73, and 'Young Beichan,' No 53." I'd say that pretty well sums it up. - RBW
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File: C253

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