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Thread #3841 Message #20042
Posted By: Barry
27-Jan-98 - 06:01 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Rose of Allendale
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Rose of Allendale?
Try a search under a different spelling Sweet Rose Of Allandale (not All e ndale), it's in there & a breif thread in the search fourm. Written by Dibden in 1776 and like many of his other pieces found a home at sea. Gale Huntington has it in 'Songs The Whaleman Sung', it's pretty close to what's in the DT (don't know if the music's close) except there's no refrain in Huntington, who also has close versions from the logs of 3 ships; the Cortes 1847, the Euphrasia 1849 & the Minervat Smythe 1852. From thejournal of the Nauticon 1848 comes another version called "Mary's Cot" exchanging kind letters & token rings & Mary leaving her Highland cot. From the Frances Henrietta 1835 comes the more remote version "The Beacon Light" Barry