The Gleeman

Notes on The False Knight



This is #3B in the Child cannon. Although Child (1882-1898)CPB (vol I, p22) quotes Motherwell as the source, he has edited his version slightly (mainly by adding quote marks and removing apostrophe marks). I have used motherwell's version.

Motherwell just gives one verse for this version. I include it to provide a variant tune. Motherwell doesn't give a source for this version.

See The Fause Knight upon the Road versions [1] and [2] for other variants of this ballad.

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