Mudcat Café message #76915 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10796   Message #76915
Posted By: Murray on Salt Spring
09-May-99 - 03:35 AM
Thread Name: Country of origin of these songs please!
Subject: RE: Country of orgin of these songs please!
I don't know [nobody can say] for sure where "Barbara Allan" comes from, but as long ago as 1666 Samuel Pepys mentions a lady singing a "little Scotch song of Barbary Allen". Child (no. 84) has a lot of stuff, and Bronson even more.