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Thread #94587   Message #1832958
Posted By: Ferrara
12-Sep-06 - 05:40 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Lucy Gray of Allendale
Subject: Lyr Add: LUCY GREY OF ALLENDALE
Lyrics, from the album "Doon the Lang Stairs," Songs of North-East England, by Betty & Norman McDonald:

LUCY GREY OF ALLENDALE R. Anderson

1
Have you seen the blushing rose,
The blooming pink or lily pale?
Fairer than any flower,
Lucy Grey of Allendale!
        CHORUS
        Lucy Grey of Allendale,
        Lucy Grey of Allendale,
        Fairer than any flower,
        Lucy Grey of Allendale!
2
Pensive and sad o'er braes and burn,
Where oft the nymph they used to hail,
The shepherds now are heard to mourn
For Lucy Grey of Allendale
        CHORUS
3
With her to join the rural dance,
Far have I strayed o'er hill and dale
Where, pleased, each rustic stole a glance
At Lucy Grey of Allendale
        CHORUS
4
'Twas underneath yon hawthorn's shade
Where first I told the tender tale,
But now low lays the lovely maid,
Sweet Lucy Grey of Allendale.
        CHORUS
5
Bleak blows the wind,
Keen beats the rain
Upon my cottage in the vale
Long may I mourn, a lonely swain,
For Lucy Grey of Allendale!
        CHORUS

With lots of help from Bill D, I put up an mp3 of one verse at
an mp3 of one verse

From the liner notes: From an early poem by the Cumbrian poet Robert Anderson (1783-1844). Lucy was a great beauty who died of consumption at 17 years of age and was mourned by her sweetheart, James Walton, who is buried by her side at Allendale, Northumberland.

BTW this is a lovely album. Dennis Cook produced it. Contact info for Betty (in England) is 01453-810-980. Norman passed away last year. We miss him very much.