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Barbara (The Vampire Slayer) Allen


Lyrics: mostly Trad
            vampiric bits Master Cerian Cantwr
            with possible apologies to Joss Whedon :-)                        
Music: Barabar Allen (Trad)






In Scarlet town, where I was born,
Two star-crossed souls were dwellin'.
Both locked in love and combat they -
And one was Barbara Allen.

'Twas in the merry month of May,
When green buds, they were swellin'.
Sweet William in his coffin lay
In love with Barbara Allen.

He took himself into the town,
To where she was a dwellin',
But found he could not enter there -
Without leave of Barbara Allen.

Then slowly, slowly she looked up.
Her gaze mixed love and ire,
"'Tis wedded I would be to you,
But you are a vampire."

"So you are sick - yes very sick.
You never can be well n'
I must now stake you through the heart,"
Said slayer Barbara Allen.

Then slowly, slowly she got up -
And slowly she drew nigh him.
With wooden stake in dainty hand,
"Young man it's time fer dyin'."

They went into a green, green field -
Each other for to do in.
Fought with kung-fu and jujitsu -
This was their way of wooin'.

He bit her sore. She stabbed him deep.
And now her tears are fallin'.
Sweet William has turned unto to dust.
He's staked by Barbara Allen.

Oh Mother, oh Mother, go dig my grave -
Dig it both deep and narrow.
Sweet William died by me today,
I'll die by him tomorrow.

They buried her in the old church yard.
His dust they sprinkled nigh her.
And so their tryst is done at last -
The slayer and vampire.

vampiric lyrics © 2010 Charles Grab
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