Barbriallen (demo) Lyrics

Simon & Garfunkel


album: Track in album The Collection
release date: 2008-11-24
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length: 4:07
producer: Paul Simon

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t was in the merry month of May
When green bugs were a-swelling
Sweet William on his death bed lay
For the love of Barbriallen
He sent his servant to the town
The place where she'd been dwelling
Say master dear has sent me here
If your name be Barbriallen
And slowly, slowly she got up
And slowly she went to him
And all she said when she got there
Young man I think you are dying
Oh, don't you remember the other day
When we where in a tavern
You drank your health to the ladies there
And you slighted Barbriallen
He turned his face unto the wall
He turned his back upon her
Adieu, adieu to all my friends
Be kind to Barbriallen
She looked to the east, she looked to the west
She saw his corpse a-coming
Oh, put him down for me she cried
That I may gaze upon him
The more she looked, the more she grieved
She bursted it out in crying
Oh, pick me up and carry me home
For I feel like I am dying
They buried sweet Willy in the old church yard
And Barbara in the new one
From Willy's grave there grew a rose
From Barbara's a green briar
They grew and they grew on the old church wall
And could not grow no higher
And there they tied in a true love's knot
The rose bush and the briar

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 You Can Tell the World
  • 2 Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream
  • 3 Bleecker Street
  • 4 Sparrow
  • 5 Benedictus
  • 6 The Sound of Silence
  • 7 He Was My Brother
  • 8 Peggy‐O
  • 9 Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • 10 The Sun Is Burning
  • 11 The Times They Are A‐Changin’
  • 12 Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
  • 13 Bleecker Street (demo)
  • 14 He Was My Brother (alternate take 1)
  • 15 The Sun Is Burning (alternate take 2)
    CD 2
  • 1 The Sounds of Silence
  • 2 Leaves That Are Green
  • 3 Blessed
  • 4 Kathy’s Song
  • 5 Somewhere They Can’t Find Me
  • 6 Anji
  • 7 Richard Cory
  • 8 A Most Peculiar Man
  • 9 April Come She Will
  • 10 We’ve Got a Groovey Thing Goin’
  • 11 I Am a Rock
  • 12 Blues Run the Game
  • 13 Barbriallen (demo)
  • 14 Rose of Aberdeen (demo)
  • 15 Roving Gambler (demo)
    CD 3
  • 1 Scarborough Fair / Canticle
  • 2 Patterns
  • 3 Cloudy
  • 4 Homeward Bound
  • 5 The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine
  • 6 The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
  • 7 The Dangling Conversation
  • 8 Flowers Never Bend With the Rainfall
  • 9 A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara’d Into Submission)
  • 10 For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
  • 11 A Poem on the Underground Wall
  • 12 7 O’Clock News / Silent Night
  • 13 Patterns (demo)
  • 14 A Poem on the Underground Wall (demo)
    CD 4
  • 1 Bookends Theme
  • 2 Save the Life of My Child
  • 3 America
  • 4 Overs
  • 5 Voices of Old People
  • 6 Old Friends
  • 7 Bookends Theme
  • 8 Fakin’ It
  • 9 Punky’s Dilemma
  • 10 Mrs. Robinson (from the motion picture “The Graduate”)
  • 11 A Hazy Shade of Winter
  • 12 At the Zoo
  • 13 You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies
  • 14 Old Friends (demo)
    CD 5
  • 1 Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • 2 El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
  • 3 Cecilia
  • 4 Keep the Customer Satisfied
  • 5 So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright
  • 6 The Boxer
  • 7 Baby Driver
  • 8 The Only Living Boy in New York
  • 9 Why Don’t You Write Me
  • 10 Bye Bye Love
  • 11 Song for the Asking
  • 12 Feuilles‐O (demo)
  • 13 Bridge Over Troubled Water (demo take 6)
    DVD 6
  • 1 Mrs. Robinson
  • 2 Homeward Bound
  • 3 America
  • 4 Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
  • 5 Scarborough Fair
  • 6 April Come She Will
  • 7 Wake Up Little Susie
  • 8 Still Crazy After All These Years
  • 9 American Tune
  • 10 Late in the Evening
  • 11 Slip Slidin’ Away
  • 12 A Heart in New York
  • 13 The Late Great Johnny Ace
  • 14 Kodachrome / Maybellene
  • 15 Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • 16 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
  • 17 The Boxer
  • 18 Old Friends / Bookends Theme
  • 19 The 59th Bridge Street Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
  • 20 The Sound of Silence
  • 21 Late in the Evening