The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3850   Message #20495
Posted By: Jon W.
02-Feb-98 - 06:05 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Barb'ry Allen
Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Barb'ry Allen
I found a tape made in 1979 by a couple of guys who must have been visiting my mother-in-law and her husband (this was long before I knew her) who sang a lot of cowboy songs and a couple of other ballads (including Greensleeves and Go Gently Sweet Afton) and in the middle are a couple of songs recorded off a record player. One is a version of Barbara Ellen where the guy (this time named Jimmy Groves) dies in a war and Barbara dies of a broken heart. Sort of an early 60's politically correct version. Sung by several voices, both men and women. Anyone ever heard this and know who did it?