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Thread #40326   Message #1943272
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
21-Jan-07 - 11:41 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Req: The Rose of Allendale / Allandale
Subject: RE: The Rose of Allendale
There are innumerable threads (and myths) floating about on the subject of Rose Of Allendale. Martin Carthy did get it from the Coppers, as did Nic Jones a few years later. Both use the Coppers tune which is a slight variation (and improvement) on the sheet music. As I wrote in this thread (Nic Jones, did he popularise Rose Of Allendale?), the Nic Jones recording of the song with Bandoggs is obviously unavailable though it had been in his repertoire long before that. I first heard him do it round about 1969/70 when Fred Jordan was doing it too but it had long fallen out of Martin Carthy's sets. Thus, the only obtainable Nic Jones recording is the live one on In Search Of, and it is quite clear from the arrangement that all subsequent revival recordings stem from Nic's arrangement.