Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Barbara Allen

(Song begins at 1:40)
A.K.A. Bonny Barbara Allen
Child Ballad #84
What's a Child ballad? Find out here: link
Read them here: link
Rise Up Singing chapter: Ballads & Old Songs, p.8
R.U.S. chords: G C / Am G / F C / G C
My way (same chords, altered rhythm): G - C - / Am G - / F - C - / G C -

In Scarlet Town, where I was born
There was a fair maid dwelling
Made many a youth cry well a-day
Her name was Barbara Allen
(At least one singer pronounces this "Barbry Allen")

etc, etc. See the links above. There are lot of different versions of the lyrics.

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