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Lyr Req: Barbara Allen (from Vic Legg)


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Roberto 03 Dec 05 - 02:14 PM
Herga Kitty 04 Dec 05 - 01:01 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: BARBARA ALLEN (from Vic Legg)
From: Roberto
Date: 03 Dec 05 - 02:14 PM

Barbara Allen, sung by Vic Legg, I've come to sing you a song (Veteran). I've put question marks where I'm not sure (in the fourth stanza): please, someone to check. Thank you. R

It being the Springtime of the year
The flowers were freshly bloomin'
A young man from my own country
Fell in love with Barbara Allen

This young man took sick and went to bed
And called for Barbara Allen
And when she came, 'twas what she said:
Young man, I think you're dying

I am not dying – this young man did cry
One kiss from you would cure me –
One kiss from me you'll never see
'Though I thought your heart was breakin'

Do you remember last Sunday night
Above (?) in the ballroom (?) dancin'
You danced all night with the village pride (?)
And you slighted Barbara Allen

I do remember last Sunday night
Above in the ballroom dancin'
I danced all night with the village pride
But I still loved Barbara Allen

He rang a bell for the serving maid
But she was slow in coming –
There's a watch and chain in the window there
Give them to Barbara Allen

She had not been gone too very far
When she heard the church bells tollin'
And each toll that those church bells made
Was: Cruel Barbara Allen!

She had not been gone but a mile or two
When she saw his funeral comin' –
Lay down, lay down his corpse – she cried
So that I may gaze upon him

They laid his corpse down on the road
And there she fell lamenting
Oh why, oh why – a young man cried
Can this be barbara Allen?

She ran till she came to her father's gate
And there she stopped lamenting –
Oh, father, father, dig my grave
And dig it deep and narrow
A young man died for me today
I'll die for him tomorrow

They both were buried in St Mary's churchyard
But she was buried higher
And from her grave a red rose grew
And from his grave a briar

They grew till they reached the old church wall
Till they could grow no higher
And there they formed a true lovers' knot
The red rose and the briar

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: vic legg's barbara allen
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 04 Dec 05 - 01:01 PM


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