“Willie o Douglas Dale”


Willie goes to serve at the English court. He loves and impregnates the king's daughter, Dame Oliphant. They leave the court; the child is born in the woods, They recruit a shepherdess and sail to Douglas Dale where he is lord and she now lady.

Cross references


  1. Child 101, "Willie o Douglas Dale" (4 texts)
  2. Bronson 101, "Willie o Douglas Dale" (2 versions)
  3. BarryEckstormSmyth p. 454, "Willie o Douglas Dale" (notes only)
  4. Leach, pp. 310-313, "Willie o Douglas Dale" (1 text)
  5. DBuchan 20, "Willie o Douglas Dale" (1 text, 1 tune in appendix) {Bronson's #1}
  6. DT 101, WILDOUG
  7. Roud #65
  8. BI, C101


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1783
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Aber))