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Posted By: GUEST,Janine
07-Dec-05 - 02:16 PM
Thread Name: Barbara Allen earliest version?
Subject: RE: Barbara Allen earliest version?
A really interesting version is that recorded by Moses 'Clear Rock' Platt in Sugarland (the prison farm), Texas in 1933. This was part of John Lomax's collection for the Library of Congress. He seems to combine it with a Streets of Larado/Unfortunate Rake series of verses. Same tune we sang at school too. But how did it arrive in Sugarland?

Janine