“Mother's Malison, The, or Clyde's Water”

Alternate titles: “The Drowned Lovers”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1800
Keywords: river death love drowning curse horse
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Aber))

Description

Willie wishes to visit his lover. His mother bids him stay, and curses him to drown in Clyde if he goes. Willie, trusting in his horse, goes anyway, but his lover's mother bids him away. Returning, he drowns in Clyde; his lover drowns as she seeks him

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Recordings

References

  1. Child 216, "The Mother's Malison, or, Clyde's Water" (3 texts)
  2. Bronson 216, "The Mother's Malison, or, Clyde's Water" (14 versions+2 in addenda)
  3. Leach, pp. 572-575, "The Mother's Malison, or, Clyde's Water" (1 text)
  4. OBB 90, "Clyde Water" (1 text)
  5. DT 216, CLYDWATR*
  6. Roud #91
  7. BI, C216