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Traditional Music Traditional Lyrics VERSE 1 D In Scarlet town, where I was born, Bm E7 A There was a fair maid dwellin', G D Made ev'ry youth cry "well-away;" G A7 D Her name was Barbara Allen. All in the merry month of May, Bm E7 A When green buds then were swellin', Bm Em7 D Bm Young Jemmy Grove on his deathbed lay, D G A7 D For love of Barbara Allen. VERSE 2 D And death is printed on his face, Bm E7 A And o'er his heart is stealin', G D Then haste away to comfort him, G A7 D O lovely Barbara Allen. So slowly, slowly she came up, Bm E7 A And slowly she came nigh him; Bm E7 D Bm And all she said, when there she came, D G A7 D "Young man, I think you're dying." VERSE 3 D When he was dead and in his grave, Bm E7 A Her heart was struck with sorrow; G D "O mother, mother, make my bed, G A7 D For I shall die tomorrow. Farewell," she said, "ye virgins all, Bm E7 A And shun the fault I fell in; Bm Em7 D Bm Henceforth take warning by the fall D G A7 D Of cruel Barbara Allen."
Below is a list of all the chords in this song. Click on a chord to learn how to play the chord on a particular instrument.
|Banjo||A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 Em7 G Major|
|Guitar||A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 Em7 G Major|
|Mandolin||A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 Em7 G Major|
|Piano||A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 Em7 G Major|
|Tin Whistle||A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 Em7 G Major|
|Ukulele||A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 Em7 G Major|