The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #171844   Message #4157511
Posted By: GUEST,Terry Wilkinson
13-Nov-22 - 12:54 PM
Thread Name: Barbara Allen - Martinmas
Subject: RE: Barbara Allen - Martinmas
Many thanks for the informative comments and links.

OK third time lucky - Martinmas = Rustic?

I didn't explain my Youtube comment very well. I found myself listening to different versions of Barbara Allen on Youtube and noticed in the comments sections that of those who gave an opinion as to the song's origins the majority would say Scottish. Also, many of the videos are described as'A traditional Scottish folk song' or similar.
Recalling the Pepys connection led me here.

Once again thanks for your time.