“The Bent Sae Brown”

Author: unknown
Keywords: trick love fight death family royalty brother
Found in: Britain(Scotland)


Willie makes a boat of his coat and a sail of his shirt to visit Annie overnight. When he leaves she warns that her three brothers lurk in the brown grass. They waylay him. He kills them. Her mother appeals to the king, who rules in favor of the lovers.


  1. Child 71, "The Bent Sae Brown" (1 text)
  2. Bronson 71, brief comments only
  3. Roud #3322
  4. BI, C071