Mudcat Café message #1622044 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #87026   Message #1622044
Posted By: Judge Mental
07-Dec-05 - 01:07 PM
Thread Name: Barbara Allen earliest version?
Subject: RE: Barbara Allen earliest version?
She never recorded it, but my great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother -- give or take a great or two -- was singing it back around 1799.

The earliest version that I have in my collection is Bradley Kincaid's from the 1920s.