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Posted By: GUEST,Art Thieme
07-Dec-05 - 11:33 PM
Thread Name: Barbara Allen earliest version?
Subject: RE: Barbara Allen earliest version?
Wow, we missed it by a day!! January 2, 1666 is the day before our anniversary !

And that's the first I've ever heard about Pepys hearing it in Scotland. I've always thought he heard it in London---during the time of the Black Plague.

BUT I do seem to remember Nikita Khrushev, while giving a speech and banging his shoe on the desk at the United Nations, saying that "Barbara Allen" had first been heard by Pepys in Moscow !

Art Thieme