“Hobie Noble”


The singer tells how Hobie, an Englishman exiled to Scotland, was convinced by the traitor Sim of the Mains to raid England. Warned of Noble's coming, the land-sergeant (whose brother Noble had killed) takes him. Noble is hanged at Carlisle

Cross references


  1. Child 189, "Hobie Noble" (1 text)
  2. Leach, pp. 516-519, "Hobie Noble" (1 text)
  3. Friedman, p. 252, "Hobie Noble" 1 text)
  4. OBB 139, "Hobbie Noble" (1 text)
  5. DT 189, HOBINOBL
  6. Roud #4014
  7. BI, C189


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1775 (Percy)