Mudcat Café message #3240451 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #87026   Message #3240451
Posted By: Stower
17-Oct-11 - 05:23 PM
Thread Name: Barbara Allen earliest version?
Subject: RE: Barbara Allen earliest version?
That is *wonderful*, Mick - thank you! And there are 5 pieces there in common with 17th century Scottish lute manuscripts, some of which I have never seen anywhere else - excellent! I'll have such pleasure playing through and comparing. And that Barbara Allen tune of 1747 is unlike any others I have heard. If I cannot find a definitely earlier tune (and I think it unlikely I will) I'll use that one. Interestingly, the repeats in that Barbara Allen tune mean singing verse 1 to the first half of the tune, verse 2 to the second half, then repeating that pattern - I like that.   

Mick, you've come up trumps often in my thread enquiries - it's much appreciated.