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Linden Lea/Barbara Allen

Linden Lea/Barbara Allen

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Although Vaughn Williams dubbed Linden Lea "a Dorset Song", the words were actually written by the 19th century Dorset poet William Barnes, while Ralph Vaughn Williams composed the music for the song in 1901.

Barbara Allen is a very widespread folksong, with versions from all over the English-speaking world.

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |