Mudcat Café message #76850 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10796   Message #76850
Posted By: Tucker
08-May-99 - 11:18 PM
Thread Name: Country of origin of these songs please!
Subject: RE: Country of orgin of these songs please!
I ran into Barbara Ellen in the 60's. Not trying to sound like an expert here but it was one of those jeopary tidbits you just kind of keep in your mind's litter box. Anyway, even then, in the 60's there was over 250 known and recognized versions of Barbara Ellen (No wonder I never learned all the words)but it is of English origin. To me it's like Greensleeves, to hear it is to know where it came from, obviously british. I could be wrong, I have stepped into weedeater doo doo before. See Pennywhistle/Titanic Thread