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Thread #87026   Message #3240420
Posted By: Stower
17-Oct-11 - 04:17 PM
Thread Name: Barbara Allen earliest version?
Subject: RE: Barbara Allen earliest version?
Here's a question which I hope is more quantifiable. The most well-known tune (as used by Art Garfunkel and the Everley Brothers), what is the earliest known date for that tune? Is that a 19th or 20th century tune (as far we know), or can it be traced back further?