Barbara Allen

Art Garfunkel1973年9月11日

Barbara Allen - Art Garfunkel


All in the merry month of May

When green buds all are swellin'

Sweet William on his deathbed

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 dying


"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 unto the wall

He turned his back upon her

"Adieu adieu to all my friends


And be kind be kind to Barbara Allen "


As she was wandering on the fields

She heard the death bell knellin'


And every note it seemed to say

"Hard-hearted Barbara Allen "

The more it tolled the more she grieved

She bursted out a-crying


"Oh pick me up and carry me home

I fear that I am dying "


They buried Willy in the old church yard

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 church yard

Till they could grow no higher


And there they tied in a true lover's knot


The red rose and the briar