Barbara Allen

All in the merry month of May
When green buds all were swellin'
Sweet William on his death bed lay
For love of Barbara Allen

He sent his servant to the town
The place where she did dwell in
Saying Master dear has sent me here
If your name be Barbara Allen

Then slowly, slowly she got up
And slowly she went to him
And all she said when there she came
Was young man I think you're dyin'

Don't you remember the other night
When we were in the tavern
You drank a toast to the ladies there
And slighted Barbara Allen

He turned his face onto the well
He turned his back upon her
Adieu, adieu, to all my friends
And be kind, be kind to Barbara Allen

As she was wond'ring on her fields
She heard the death bell knelling
And every note did seem to say
Hard-hearted Barbara Allen

The more it tolled, the more she grieved
She bursted out to cryin'
Oh pick me up and carry me home
I fear that I am dyin'

They buried Willy in the old churchyard
And Barbara in the new one
And from William's grave there grew a rose 
From Barbara's a green briar

They grew and grew in the old chruchyard
Till they could grow no higher
And there they tied in a true lover's knot
The red rose and the briar

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