Mudcat Café message #365144 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9438   Message #365144
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
29-Dec-00 - 01:14 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Rose of Allendale / Allandale
Subject: RE: The Rose of Allendale
Thanks for that information, Jimmy; entirely new to me, and most interesting.  My apologies for doubting!  I'm glad that we both agree on the obvious meaning of the song -just exactly what it says, with no hidden meanings.  A typical romantic parlour ballad of its time, in fact, couched in very conventional language but rather sweet in its traditionally developed form, and long a favourite of mine.