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Thread #19122   Message #307648
Posted By: mousethief
28-Sep-00 - 06:21 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Barbara Allen (different versions)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Barbara Allen' different versions
I wanted to add this song to my repertoire.

I have several versions at home; the oldest appears to be the version in Cecil Sharp's 100 English Folk Songs -- it is in 5/4 time with one measure of 4/4 in the middle. All the other versions (with music) I have are either in 4/4 or 3/4 time throughout, and much shorter.

So I was wondering, of people who sing this song, which version do you sing?