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Posted By: ooh-aah
21-Jul-03 - 02:20 AM
Thread Name: Country of origin of these songs please!
Subject: RE: Country of orgin of these songs please!
As an Englishman I'd say that Barbara Allen is very Scottish - beautiful tune and that strong Scots/Celtic love of wallowing in misery, defeat and woe for their own sake. (What Billy Conelly referred to as the 'and the wheelchair went over the cliff' syndrome in the Scottish character).I wouldn't like to think of a stout, down-to-earth English lad carrying on in such a wet fashion!