“The Outlaw Murray”


The King of Scotland demands that the outlaw pay him homage for his holdings in Ettrick Forest. Murray refuses; he won the land by his own valor. The King calls up his forces to attack Murray. A compromise is reached; Murray becomes sheriff of Ettrick

Cross references


  1. Child 305, "The Outlaw Murray" (3 texts)
  2. OBB 84, "The Outlaw Murray" (1 text)
  3. Roud #3296
  4. BI, C305


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