“Hughie Grame”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1803 (Scott; reference in Ritson, 1790)
Keywords: execution revenge adultery robbery
Found in: Britain(England(North),Scotland(Aber,High))

Description

Hugh the Graeme is taken for horse thieving. Many pray for his life, but the Bishop (of Carlisle) is bitterly opposed and has his way. (Hugh is executed.) The reason is that the Bishop has seduced Hugh's wife, and the horse stealing was in retaliation

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  1. Child 191, "Hughie Grame" (9 texts)
  2. Bronson 191, "Hughie Grame" (7 versions)
  3. Dixon XV, pp. 73-76, "Sir Hugh, the Graeme" (1 text)
  4. Stokoe/Reay, pp. 98-99, "Hughie the Graeme" (1 text, 1 tune) {Bronson's #5}
  5. OBB 143, "Hughie the Graeme" (1 text)
  6. BBI, ZN287, "As it befel upon one time"; ZN1008, "Good Lord John is a hunting gone"
  7. DT 191, HUGRAME* HUGRAME2*
  8. Roud #84
  9. BI, C191