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Thread #40279   Message #576121
Posted By: GUEST,Boab
20-Oct-01 - 12:52 AM
Thread Name: Help: American songs from Scotland?
Subject: RE: Help: American songs from Scotland?
Maryrrf---songs can go back over eons. One thing can be said; Samuel Pepys, the English diarist of the 1600s mentions having heard "Barbara Allen" in Scotland. Strangely, the closest version I ever heard to the Scottish one I was brought up with was one I heard Nic Jones sing 'way back in the mid-60s. [Nic did tend to sing much undeniably Scottish material, mind you---"Lochmaben Harper"etc. Perhaps he had actually chosen to sing that version.]