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Thread #19122   Message #2815574
Posted By: Ross Campbell
19-Jan-10 - 02:28 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Barbara Allen (different versions)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Barbara Allen' different versions
About a year before he died, my uncle mentioned a few songs that his father (my grandfather, who died in 1957 aged eighty-four) used to sing. One of them was Barbara Allan. My uncle couldn't remember any lines, and I have been wondering which of the many versions my grandfather might have known.

Mudcat often seems to come up with answers to questions you hadn't quite formulated, so I'll be coming back to this thread later. Sarah Makem's version seems a likely candidate, as my mother's side of the family are all in Northern Ireland.