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Thread #40326   Message #1943330
Posted By: GUEST,DonMeixner
21-Jan-07 - 12:34 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Req: The Rose of Allendale / Allandale
Subject: RE: The Rose of Allendale
First of all I am a confirmed Corries Fanboy Geek. I also very much like The Rose of Allendale. The Corries do an exceedingly poor job of it. This song is all about emotion and the singer. Mary Black is beautiful and has a voice that suits her well but not this particular song. My intro to it was via Paddy Reilly.

The Dubs did a good job of it but they had the wrong voice on it. Ronnie Drew should have sung it. I would like to hear Dick Gaughan or even Christy "I ain't Mumblin" Moore. It screams for a worn voice to carry it.