“Proud Lady Margaret”


Knight comes to court Margaret; he will have her or die. She says better men than he have died for her. She asks riddles; he answers and asks more. She agrees to wed, and lists her wealth. He calls her a liar; he is her dead brother come to humble her


  1. Child 47, "Proud Lady Margaret" (5 texts, 1 tune) {Bronson's #1}
  2. Bronson 47, "Proud Lady Margaret" (3 versions)
  3. Dixon V, pp. 42-45, "The Bonny Hind Squire" (1 text)
  4. Leach, pp. 162-164, "Proud Lady Margaret" (1 text)
  5. OBB 26, "Proud Lady Margaret" (1 text)
  6. DBuchan 49, "Proud Lady Margaret" (1 text)
  7. DT 47, PRDMARG
  8. Roud #37
  9. BI, C047


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1803 (Scott)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)