Tam o The Linn brags about eating puddings with pins in them. He makes himself pants out of sheepskin turned the wrong way around. When one of his children falls in the fire and complains of the heat, he tells the child that hell is hotter. When he can't find a stable for his horse, he falls into a river and is satisfied.
There are a number of other versions of this ballad, some of them calling the main character Tam and some calling him Robert or Bryan. An interesting discussion can be read at Digital Traditions.
This story is not related to the ballad of Tam Lin, but provided as an illustration of another tale with a similar name, although rather different characters.
Added to site: September 2014