Mudcat Café message #78834 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10796   Message #78834
Posted By: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
16-May-99 - 04:32 AM
Thread Name: Country of origin of these songs please!
Subject: RE: Country of orgin of these songs please!
I'm not going to say specifically whether Barbara Allan is Scottish, Irish, or English. There is at least an old Scottish Gaelic song which uses the same tune. It's called O Teannaibh Dluth Is Togaibh Fonn. This is known as a "traditional" gathering song. the title is literally O Gather Near and Raise a Tune.