minstrel: Barbara Allen

mary k cummings mkcummin at unm.edu
Sun Mar 2 20:42:59 PST 1997


The version I have has been modernized, which is unfortunate.  Anyway, 
after those so kindly typed in by Charissa I have the two following verses:

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They buried her in the old churchyard,
Sweet William's grave was nigh her,
And from his heart grew a red, red, rose,
And from her heart a briar.

They grew and grewup the old church wall,
'Till they could grow no higher,
Until they tied a true lover's knot,
The red rose and the briar.

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Hope this helps.

-Kathleen




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