“The Wylie Wife of the Hie Toun Hie”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1821
Keywords: seduction sex marriage trick pregnancy children separation reunion love
Found in: Britain(Scotland)


A gentleman will give a reward to lie with the lass of the hie toun hie. The hostler's wife lures the girl in and locks the door behind her. The gentleman sleeps with her. Eventually he sees her and her baby, and marries her

Cross references


  1. Child 290, "The Wylie Wife of the Hie Toun Hie" (4 texts)
  2. Roud #125
  3. BI, C290