“Brown Robyn”

Author: unknown
Keywords: love disguise cross-dressing marriage death royalty
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Aber))

Description

The (king's) daughter loves lowly Brown Robyn, informs him so by song, sneaks him in to her bower, sneaks him out again by dressing him as one of her ladies. (His is shot by a suspicious porter who is hanged for it/They are allowed to marry.)

References

  1. Child 97, "Brown Robin" (3 texts, 1 tune) {Bronson's #1}
  2. Bronson 97, "Brown Robin" (2 versions)
  3. PBB 58, "Brown Robin" (1 text)
  4. DBuchan 18, "Brown Robin" (1 text, 1 tune in appendix) {Bronson's #1}
  5. Roud #62
  6. BI, C097