“The Young Shepherd (I)”


A shepherd courts "a rich merchant's daughter." Her father shoots the shepherd. She finds him dying. She puts on his hat and plaid and keeps his sheep; "her father shall die For the loss of his daughter and the murder besides"


  • Murray, Mu23-y1:046, "The Unfortunate Shepherdess," James Lindsay Jr. (Glasgow), 19C


  1. Creighton-Maritime, p. 108, "The Young Shepherd" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Ives-DullCare, pp. 104-105,255, "The Shepherd" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #1151
  4. BI, CrMa108


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1954 (Creighton-Maritime)
Found in: Canada(Mar)