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Thread #87026   Message #3240072
Posted By: Stower
17-Oct-11 - 03:24 AM
Thread Name: Barbara Allen earliest version?
Subject: RE: Barbara Allen earliest version?
All very interesting, but does anyone know the answer to the actual question, which is:

Does anyone know the earliest recorded (i.e. written down in notation) tune to Barbara Allen, preferably 17th century? If not 17th century, do any 18th century tunes to it survive that you can point me towards?