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Thread #9438   Message #1273660
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
16-Sep-04 - 08:20 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Rose of Allendale / Allandale
Subject: RE: Origins: The Rose of Allendale
There are those, I am sure, who would contend that this song should be sung unaccompanied, but if you believe (as I do) that almost any traditional song benefits from an innovative Martin Simpson - style guitar accompaniment, then you are practically forced to sing this in 3/4.

I simply cannot imagine an intelligent accompaniment in 4/4 (and I have tried)