Date: Mon, 30 Sep 1996 10:39:34 +0000

From: Grant Barrett gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]JERRYNET.COM

Subject: RE Re: Katie bar the door

I remember a poem or verse about it. It is a rural, older couple arguing about who's going to get up and bar the door. I seem to remember the main refrain is the man saying to the woman, "Katie, bar the door!"

I think strange visitors and the like happen before she finally gets up and, acting as if no argument and none of the strange events had happened, she bars the door.

There's also a country song. To paraphrase the now gone band Uncle Tupelo put it, why is that all the songs everyone knows seem to be from Acuff-Rose?

Composer: McAlpin, Vic.

Title: Goodbye, Katie, bar the door.

First line: Heard you last night and the night before when

you came slippin' thru our back door

Chorus: Goodbye, Katie, now bar the door Your ball and

chain won't be home no more

P/P/D: Nashville, TN : Acuff-Rose, c1953.

Location: SPC,KIRK CM 1952-1953

Grant Barrett