“Brown Adam”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1494 (Ritson-Tytler-Brown ms.)
Keywords: knight love separation home hunting courting rejection
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Aber))

Description

Brown Adam is a smith, banished from his kin. He builds a bower where he lives with his love. He goes hunting, returns to overhear a knight attempting to woo his love, finally threatening her life. He rescues his love, defeating the knight.

References

  1. Child 98, "Brown Adam" (3 texts, 1 tune) {Bronson's #2}
  2. Bronson 98, "Brown Adam" (2 versions)
  3. OBB 48, "Brown Adam" (1 text)
  4. DT, BRNADAM*
  5. Roud #482
  6. BI, C098