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Lyr Req: Barbara Allen (from Shirley Collins)

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Subject: Lyr Req: shirley collins' barbara allen
From: Roberto
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 01:43 PM

Please, could someone who knows Shirley Collins' recording of this ballad check my transcription? Thanks. R

Barbara Allen
Shirley Collins, Sweet England, Topic TSCD815, first released in 1959.

It was 'round and about last Martinmas time
When the green leaves were swellin'
That young Jimmie Grove of the West Country
Fell in love with Barb'ry Allen

He sent his man into the town
To the place where she was dwelling –
O, will you come to my master dear
If your name be Barb'ry Allen?

Then slowly, slowly got she up
And slowly came she nigh him
And all she said when there she came:
Young man, I think you are dying

O yes, I'm sick, I'm very sick
Indeed I think I'm dying
But a word from you would revive me again
O lovely Barb'ry Allen

Do you recall, young man – she said
When the red wine you were spillin'
How you made the ladies' health go 'round
And you slighted Barb'ry Allen?

And death is printed on his face
On o'er his heart is stealing
And again he cried as she left his side:
Hard-hearted Barb'ry Allen!

As she was a-going over the field
She heard the death-bell tolling
And every sound the death-bell gave -
Hard-hearted Barb'ry Allen!

O mother, mother, make my bed
O make it soft amd narrow
Since Jimmie died for me today
I'll die for him tomorrow


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Subject: Lyr Add: BARBARA ALLEN (from Shirley Collins)
From: Roberto
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 02:13 PM

Shirley Collins recorded again Barbara Allen some years later. A check to this too, please. I think she sings "Martinmas tide" (not "time") in the previous recording as well. R

Barbara Allen
Shirley Collins, The Power of the True Love Knot, Fledg'ling Records FLED 3028, first released in 1967.

It was 'round and about last Martinmas tide
When the green leaves were swellin'
That young Jimmie Grove of the West Country
Fell in love with Barb'ry Allen

He sent his man into the town
To the place where she was dwelling
Says - Will you come to my master dear
If your name is Barb'ry Allen?

And slowly, slowly got she up
And slowly came she nigh him
And all she said when there she came:
Young man, I think you are dying

Indeed I'm sick and very sick
And shan't get any better
Unless I gain the love of one
The love of Barb'ry Allen

But don't you remember last Saturday night
When the red wine you were spillin'?
You drank a health to the ladies there
But you slighted Barb'ry Allen

And death is printed on his face
On o'er his heart is stealing
And again he cried as she left his side:
Hard-hearted Barb'ry Allen!

As she was a-going over the fields
She heard the death-bell tolling
And every sound it seemed to say -
Hard-hearted Barb'ry Allen!

O mother, mother, make my bed
Come make it soft amd narrow
Since Jimmie died for me today
I shall die for him tomorrow


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