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Posted By: Alec
21-Jan-07 - 03:08 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Req: The Rose of Allendale / Allandale
Subject: RE: The Rose of Allendale
I think some of the confusion this song generates is tied up with its allusion to the Highlands.Although in Britain this usually refers to northern Scotland, Allendale is actually in Northumberland
(which is in England)I suspect its author may simply have utilised a placename he liked the sound of. This may be why looking for it amongst traditional Irish & Scottish tends to be fruitless.