The Gleeman

Notes on The Fause Knight upon the Road



This is #3C in the Child cannon. According to Child, the ballad was "Obtained by Mr Macmath from the recitation of his aunt, Miss Jane Webster, formerly of Airds of Kells, Stewartry of Kirkudbrightshire, Galloway, who learned it many years ago from the wife of Peter McGuire, then cotman at Airds". Child has it in the "Additions and Corrections" section in volume I, rather than as part of the main entry.

The air is attributed to a Miss M. Macmath, of whom I can find no further details. I assume she is related to the aforementioned Mr. Macmath.

Note - with regards the text, after the first verse, Child leaves out the two chorus lines (2nd and 4th) in subsequent verses. I have added them back in again.

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