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Posted By: dulcimer
27-Dec-00 - 03:30 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Rose of Allendale / Allandale
Subject: RE: The Rose of Allendale
I guess the song could be about a ship. Certainly lyrics suggest that. But could it not equally be read as a song about a maid who accompanied her soldier lover? Wasn't this a common practice of the period? I have not great resource for this interpretation. Just wondering.