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Week 3 Listening Assignment BALLAD 1. Compare the following versions of "Barbara Allen" by filling in the chart for each (lyrics can be found below each chart). Singer Rebecca Tarwater Genre Ballad Form Strophic (AAA) Instrument(s) Voice Meter / Rhythm Duple Tempo Moderate Performance style Vibrato Lyrics / POV 3rd Person ‘Twas in the lovely month of May The flowers all were bloomin’ Sweet William on his death-bed lay For the love of Barbry Allen He sent his servant to her door He sent him to her dwellin’ “My master’s sick and he calls for you If your name by Barbry Allen” Then slowlye, slowlye, she got up And to his bedside goin’ “My master’s sick and he called for you If your name be Barbry Allen”* He turned his pale face to the wall And bursted out a-cryin’ “Adieu, adieu to all below And adieu to Barbry Allen!” Sweet William died on a Saturday night And Barbry died on Sunday Their parents died for the love of the two They was buried on Easter Monday A white rose grew on William’s grave A red rose grew on Barbry’s They twined and they twined in a true-lover’s knot A-warnin’ young people to marry * Tarwater mistakenly repeats these lines from Stanza 2. They are usually sung: “No better, no better, you will ever be / For you can’t have Barbry Allen.” Singer Hylo Brown Genre Ballad Form Strophic form Instrument(s) Voice(male), banjo Meter / Rhythm Duple Tempo Allegro Performance style Strong voice, happy, whole tone
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Lyrics / POV 1st person In Scarlet Town, where I was born There was a fair maid dwellin' Made every youth cry well-a-day Her name was Barbara Allen It was in the merry months of May Dogwood buds were swellin' Sweet William on his deathbed lay For the love of Barbara Allen He sent his servant to the town The town where she was dwellin' "My master's sick and sends for you If your name be Barbara Allen" Slowly, slowly she got up Slowly she went to him And all she said when she got there "Young man I think you're dyin'" "Yes I’m sick and very sick Death on me is dwellin' No better no better I never shall be If I can't have Barbara Allen" "Yes you're sick and very sick
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