Mudcat Café message #23211 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4300   Message #23211
Posted By: Alice
06-Mar-98 - 08:32 PM
Thread Name: Children's Street Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: B FOR BARNEY
Murray, I had forgotten the "Little Sally Walker" song... it's been about 40 years since I've sung it!! We did lots of jump rope songs and game songs, too. There is an old Belfast street song to which I had found two verses a year ago. The tune is similar to "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", with a minor key twist to it. It is called "B For Barney" I wrote additional verses after the first two, so I will share them with all of you Mudcatters!!

B For Barney
(1st 2 verses traditional
the rest by Alice Flynn)

B for Barney, C for Cross, R for my love, Barney Ross.
All the world will never, never know,
How I loved my Barney-O.

A for Apple, P for Pear, Dark is the color of my true love's hair.
All the world will never, never know,
How he loved his lady-O.

O for Orange and G for Green, I'm like you, and you're like me.
All the world will never, never know,
If our parents can see it so.

H for hatred and I for ink, will the peace come, do you think
All the world will never, never know
If the troubles will come or go.

F for fighting and G for gun, when you hear the bullets, you must run.
All the world will never, never know,
If the children will live to grow.

J for Johnny and K for Kate, children sing of love and hate.
All the world will never, never know.
If the love or hate will grow.

B for Barney and C for Cross, R for my love Barney Ross.
All the world will never, never know,
How I loved my Barney-O.
My Barney-O, my Barney-O, and how he loved his Lady-O.

alice, montana