The Ballads of Robin Goodfellow

In the 17th century, Robin Goodfellow was one of the most popular faeries in literature. Several ballads were in print. Shakespeare said Robin Goodfellow was one of the many names for Puck, the trickster faerie and sometimes devil.

Here are two ballads from the 17th century. When I get a chance, I'd like to add more ballads -- perhaps some about the Pooka, the Irish Puck.


  • The Mad Merry Pranks of Robin Goodfellow (Possibly by Ben Jonson).
  • Robin Goodfellow