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Thread #9438   Message #1273507
Posted By: GUEST,jim@ceejay.net
16-Sep-04 - 05:56 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Rose of Allendale / Allandale
Subject: RE: Origins: The Rose of Allendale
Malcolm suggests it might be a village near Falkirk but the song was written in 1835 and the Allandale he refers to was not built until the early 20th century. But there is another Scottish Allandale which is the area round the Allan Water near Hawick in the Borders.
I am trying to find out the story behind the song but the writer Charles Jeffreys doesn't seem to have left a clue. He also wrote the song "Mary of Argyle" which many wrongly believe was written by Robert Burns.