Rose of Allandale, The

DESCRIPTION: "The sky was clear, the morn was fair, Not a breath came over the sea When Mary left her highland home And wandered forth with me." The singer recounts his travels and hardships, noting that the love of Mary, the Rose of Allandale, helped him through
AUTHOR: Sidney Nelson and Charles Jefferys (source: Gogan)
EARLIEST DATE: 1843 (Whitelaw-BookOfScottishSong)
KEYWORDS: love travel
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Whitelaw-BookOfScottishSong, p. 17, "The Rose of Allendale" (1 text)
Huntington-SongsTheWhalemenSang, pp. 257-260, "The Rose of Allendale" (1 text, 1 tune); also p. 260, "(Mary's Cot)" (1 text, with the first verse belonging here though the rest is from "Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy")
Wolf-AmericanSongSheets, #2036, p. 137, "The Rose of Allendale" (3 references)

Roud #1218
Murray, Mu23-y1:118, "The Rose of Allandale," unknown, 19C; also Mu23-y4:036, "The Rose of Allendale," unknown, 19C
Sweet Rose of Allandale
Sweet Rose of Allendale
NOTES [41 words]: Robert Gogan, 130 Great Irish Ballads (third edition, Music Ireland, 2004), p. 128, is the source for the statement that this is by Nelson and Jefferys. I don't trust that too far, since he seems to think this patently Scottish song is Irish. - RBW
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