Copper Songsmith was a young apprentice at Buckkeep during the reign of King Virile and Queen Capable. As a young man he was wild haired and gangly, but later grew to be handsome and had a good voice. Felicity chose him to father her a child but they never had relationship beyond that. He was made to go to Bearns for the winter of Felicity's pregnancy, but later returned to Buckkeep. He never claimed Redbird as son but took him in as an apprentice. Copper Songsmith was one of the minstrels at King Canny's coronation who sang the false account of King Charger's death.