“Leesome Brand”


Leesome Brand impregnates his love. When her time comes she has him take her riding, then go hunt, sparing the white hind. He returns to find her and his son dead. He laments his knife and sheath. His mother gives him St. Paul's blood to revive them.

Cross references

  • cf. "Sheathe and Knife" [Child 16] (lyrics about the "sheathe and knife")


  1. Child 15, "Leesome Brand" (2 texts)
  2. Leach, pp. 90-96, "Leesome Brand" (2 texts)
  3. OBB 56, "Leesome Brand, or, The Sheath and the Knife" (1 text)
  4. PBB 52, "Leesome Brand" (1 text)
  5. DBuchan 43, "Leesome Brand" (1 text)
  6. Roud #3301
  7. BI, C015


Author: unknown