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120 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
3.   "And death is printed on his face
And o'er his heart is stealin'; Then haste away to comfort him, 0 lovely Barbara Allen."
4.     So slowly, slowly she came up,
And slowly she came nigh him, And all she said when there she came, "Young man, I think you're dying."
5.     When he was dead and in his grave,
Her heart was struck with sorrow: "0 Mother, Mother, make my bed, For I shall die tomorrow.
6.   "Farewell," she said, "ye virgins all,
And shun the fault I fell in; Henceforth take warning by the fall Of cruel Barbara Allen."
"Barbara Allen." Contributed by Miss Mary Gene Waller, of Oakland City, Indiana. Secured by her from her grandmother, Mrs. Mary Norring-ton. Gibson County. April 12, 1935.
1.     'T was early in the month of May
When the birds were sweetly singing, A young man on his deathbed lay For the love of Barbara Allen.
2,     He sent his servant to the town
Where Barbara was a-dwelling; "My master's sick and sends for you If your name be Barbara Allen.',

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