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Thread #3841   Message #20500
Posted By: Teru
02-Feb-98 - 06:48 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Rose of Allendale
Subject: Lyr Add: THE ROSE OF ALLENDALE (from L Morrissey)
I don't know which genre of music this song belongs to. Anyway, Louise Morrissey sings this song in her CD "WHEN I WAS YOURS" (Ritz Productions, 1990) as below. The lyrics are almost the same as those by Mary Black.

1.
The sky was clear, the morning was fair, no breath came over the sea,
When Mary left her highland home and wandered forth with me,
Though flowers deck'd the mountainside and fragrance fill'd the vale,
By far the sweetest flower there was the Rose of Allendale.
Sweet Rose of Allendale, Sweet Rose of Allendale,
By far the sweetest flower there was the Rose of Allendale.

2.
Where'er I wandered East and West, and fate began to lour
One solace still was she to me in sorrow's lonely hour
Oh tempest lashed our lovely boat and rent her shiv'ring sail
One maiden form withstood the storm, was the Rose of Allendale.
Sweet Rose of Allendale, Sweet Rose of Allendale,
One maiden form withstood the storm, was the Rose of Allendale.

3.
And when my fevered lips were parched on Africa's burning sands
She whispered hopes of happiness, and tales of foreign lands,
My life has been a wilderness unblest by fortune's gale;
Had fate not linked my love to hers, Sweet Rose of Allendale.
Sweet Rose of Allendale, Sweet Rose of Allendale,
Had fate not linked my love to hers, Sweet Rose of Allendale.

By the way, according to Philip's School Atlas, Allendale is a name of a town in Northumberland, England. Is that right? Did Mary leave Highland, Scotland and go to Allendale?

Does anyone know more about this song?

Teru, Japan

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