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Thread #87026   Message #3240418
Posted By: Stower
17-Oct-11 - 04:12 PM
Thread Name: Barbara Allen earliest version?
Subject: RE: Barbara Allen earliest version?
Good Soldier Schweik, I am aware of the reference in Pepys, but I am asking for the earliest tune, preferably as named on the broadside 1675-1696, which may well have been the tune Pepys heard, but since he didn't write it down, we don't know (which I think is Dick Greenhaus' point). It may be that no one can trace the tune back that far, but I am seeking to find the earliest known tune.

Margaret, I don't have Bronson to check, but thank you. Chappell's Music of the Olden Time is often good, but not in this case.