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Posted By: bubblyrat
21-Oct-11 - 02:39 PM
Thread Name: Barbara Allen earliest version?
Subject: RE: Barbara Allen earliest version?
Fascinating stuff !! The version we are currently learning , which appears in "Songs of Scotland " Vol 1 , ed. by J Pittman & Colin Brown ,
uses the word "Slichtit" when referring to Sir John Graham's apparently
somewhat selfish behaviour in the pub , ie not taking much notice of Barbara ; I take it that this word means "Slighted" ? ( the appropriate page of Scottish words / meanings is , sadly , missing !).
             Nice tune, by the way ; sounds great in E minor , and much better than Joan Baez's effort !