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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana            115
8.     They buried her in the churchyard gray;
Sweet William was laid beside her. On William's grave there sprang a sweet rose, On Barbara's sprang a briar.
9.     They grew in length and they grew in breadth
Until they could grow no higher; They linked and tied in a truelover's knot, The rosy 'round the briar.
"Barbara Allen." Contributed by Miss June Falls, of Oakland City, Indiana. Secured from Mr. Paul Mason, of Mifflin, Indiana. Crawford County. May 8, 1935.
1.     It was in the merry month "of May
When flowers were a-blooming, Sweet Willie on his deathbed lay For the love of Barbara Allen.
2.     He sent his servants through the town,
The town where she was dwelling, Saying, "Master dear has sent me here If your name be Barbara Allen."
3. Then slowly, slowly she got up
And slowly she went to him, And all she said when she got there, "Young man, I think you're dying/'
4.   "Don't you remember the other day
When we were at the tavern, You drank a health to the lady there And slighted Barbara Allen V
5.     He turned his face unto the wall;
He turned his back upon her; "Adieu, adieu to all my friends; Be kind to Barbara Allen."








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