“The Lochmaben Harper”


A (blind) harper sets out to work in England. He rides his mare, which has just given birth to a foal. In England, he contrives to tie his horse to King Henry's. Next morning, mare and horse are gone; King Henry pays the harper for his work and his mare


  1. Child 192, "The Lochmaben Harper" (5 texts)
  2. Bronson 192, "The Lochmaben Harper" (3 versions)
  3. Dixon IV, pp. 37-41, "The Jolly Harper" (1 text)
  4. Leach, pp. 519-522, "The Lochmaben Harper" (1 text)
  5. OBB 144, "The Lochmaben Harper" (1 text)
  6. DT 192, LOCHHARP
  7. Roud #85
  8. BI, C192


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1791
Found in: Britain(Scotland)