“Willie and Lady Maisry”


(The lady invites Willie to her bower.) On his way he kills all her father's guards (including her brother). She welcomes him but worries about the blood. Her father discovers them together and kills Willie. The lady (dies of a broken heart/runs mad).


  1. Child 70, "Willie and Lady Maisry" (2 texts)
  2. Bronson 70, brief comments only
  3. PBB 34, "Willie and Lady Margerie" (1 text)
  4. Gummere, pp. 228-230+352-353, "Willie and Lady Maisry" (1 text)
  5. DT 70, WILMAISY*
  6. Roud #198
  7. BI, C070


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1826 (Motherwell)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)