The Songs He Sang
Barbara Allen: Lyrics
As performed by Cisco Houston
All in all in the month of May When the flowers they were blooming Sweet William on his deathbed lay For the love of Barbara Allen He sent a servant unto her In the town where she was dwelling "Come Miss, oh come, to my master dyin' If your name be Barbara Allen" Well slowly slowly got she up And slowly drew she nigh him She drew the curtain to one side "Young man you're dying Remember, 'member in the town Was in the tavern drinkin' Well you gave a toast to the ladies all But you slighted Barbara Allen" "Oh, I remember in the town T'was in the tavern drinkin' When I gave a toast to the ladies all But my heart to Barbara Allen" Sweet William was buried in one graveyard Barbara Allen in another And a rose grew on Sweet William's grave And a briar on Barbara Allen's Well they grew and grew to the steeple top And there they grew no higher And there they tied in a true love's knot The rose clung round the briar
I'm probably missing something implied in this song too, but this one does nothing for me as a lyric, though Cisco again brings a classic interpretation to it.