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Jim Clark: Music

Barbara Allen

(Jim Clark)
September 11, 2003
Traditional

"The Ballad of Barbara Allen," Child Ballad #84, probably originated in either England or Scotland, sometime in the 17th Century.  Samuel Pepys, in a diary entry for January 2, 1666, refers to the "little Scotch song of 'Barbary Allen'."