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GUEST,Terry Why Did Barbara Allen Refuse? (113* d) RE: Why Did Barbara Allen Refuse? 08 Feb 00

When I first learned the song (approx 50 years ago) it said "Young Jemmy Grove on his death bed lay, for love of Barbara Allen" so on hearing Baez sing of Sweet William (which I know to be a flower) I just assumed it was an Americanisation. But with nearly 50 inputs to this thread and still no mention of poor Jemmy, maybe mine was a local version?

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