“Thomas o Yonderdale”

Author: unknown
Keywords: love courting pregnancy separation dream reunion marriage
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Aber))

Description

Thomas gets Lady Maisry pregnant and, hearing her lamenting, promises to marry her. He goes to sea and courts another woman, but a dream causes him to summon Maisry to be wed. Both prospective brides show up; he sends the other girl away

Notes

Child comments, "This looks like a recent piece, fabricated, with a certain amount of cheap mortar, from recollections of 'Fair Annie,' No 62, 'Lord Thomas and Fair Annet,' No 73, and 'Young Beichan,' No 53." I'd say that pretty well sums it up. - RBW

Cross references

References

  1. Child 253, "Thomas o Yonderdale" (1 text)
  2. Bronson 253, "Thomas o Yonderdale" (2 versions)
  3. Roud #3890
  4. BI, C253