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Thread #9438   Message #363735
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
26-Dec-00 - 08:28 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Rose of Allendale / Allandale
Subject: RE: The Rose of Allendale
Several copies of the original sheetmusic (Jefferys/Nelson, not Dibdin) may be seen at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music, here: ROSE OF ALLANDALE

So far as I can tell, all recordings made by revival singers derive originally from the Copper family version, which is a particularly good example of how a "folk-processed" version of a composed song can turn out to be far better than the original.  Mind you, most of the later recordings I've heard have been inferior to the Coppers', which is certainly the definitive set.  It is of course not even slightly Irish, and was written by professional songwriters in either England or America; I'd be very interested if anyone can place Jefferys and Nelson.