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Thread #143708   Message #3363335
Posted By: Richie
14-Jun-12 - 09:58 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 2
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 2
Hi,

Here's Barbara Allen; Sharp Version F: http://bluegrassmessengers.com/barbra-ellen--smith-ky-1907-sharp-f.aspx

This version was collected from Ada Smith by Olive Dame Campbell and listen to he sing it on my page. Clearly the melody and lyrics are Shrap F.

The question would be why is she singing Barb'ry Ellen and not Barb'ra Ellen as the text appears? Also the melody is the same but the text is curiously different. Perhaps she couldn't remember all the verses.

Richie