“The Bonny Birdy”
A bird tells a knight that his wife is unfaithful. The two speed to his home, to find his wife in the arms of another man. He slays the intruder.
- cf. "Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard" [Child 81] (plot)
- Child 82, "The Bonny Birdy" (1 text)
- Niles 35, "The Bonny Birdy" (1 text, 1 tune -- another instance where it is left to the reader to decide if Niles's version could possibly be legitimate)
- Roud #3972
- BI, C082