“Johnie Scot”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1794 (Ritson-Tytler-Brown ms.)
Keywords: royalty pregnancy prison rescue battle love
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Aber,Bord)) US(Ap,NE,SE) Canada(Mar) Ireland

Description

Johnny, serving at the English court, gets the king's daughter with child. He goes back to Scotland and sends for her; she sends word she is imprisoned. He comes with 500 men, fights the king's champion, and gains his lady.

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References

  1. Child 99, "Johnie Scot" (20 texts, 2 tunes) {Bronson's #10, #11}
  2. Bronson 99, "Johnie Scot" (12 versions)
  3. BarryEckstormSmyth pp. 213-224, "Johny Scot" (2 texts plus 1 fragments and sundry quotations, 2 tunes) {Bronson's #5, #1}
  4. Flanders-Ancient3, pp. 45-55, "Johnssy Scot" (3 texts, the first being from "The Green Mountain Songster"; 1 tune) {Bronson's #9}
  5. Flanders/Olney, pp. 101-104, "Johnny Scott" (1 text, 1 tune) {Bronson's #9}
  6. Creighton-Maritime, pp. 15-17, "Johnie Scot" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  7. Leach, pp. 303-308, "Johnie Scot" (2 texts)
  8. SharpAp 29, "Johnie Scot" (3 texts, 3 tunes){Bronson's #2, #12, #4}
  9. DBuchan 19, "Johnie Scot" (1 text, 1 tune in appendix) {Bronson's #10}
  10. SHenry H736, p. 489, "Johnny Scot" (1 text, 1 tune)
  11. DT 99, JSCOTT1* JSCOTT2*
  12. Roud #63
  13. BI, C099