Brown Robin is the 97th Child ballad from the collection of 305 ballads from England and Scotland, and their American variants, collected by Francis James Child in the late nineteenth century. The ballad tells the story of a king's daughter who brings in her lover, Brown Robin, into the castle and back out without being discovered by the king. The second variant comes from the ballad "Love Robbie."
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... A king's daughter waits on the table at supper and she falls in love with Brown Robin ... father and the porter drunk and brings Robin to her bower ... After she persuades her father to let her and her maids gather flowers in the woods, she dresses Brown Robin as one of them ...
... White Lily went to the greenwood in search of her love Brown Robin—or in some variants Robin Hood -- she found him, and became pregnant ... She blows it, Rose the Red comes, and Brown Robin fights her until she is wounded and admits to being a woman ... The news that one of Brown Robin's men has given birth spread to the court, and the king and Bold Arthur, Rose the Red's love, came to see ...
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