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Rose of Allendale

Sung by the Copper Family on the Song for Every Season 4-LP box set and by the Young Coppers on their Passing Out CD. Words and music are in The Copper Family Song Book, but not in Bob Copper's book A Song for Every Season.


The morn was fair, the sky was clear, no breath came over the sea
When Mary left her highland cot and wandered forth with me
Though flowers decked the mountain-side and fragrance filled the vale
By far the sweetest flower there was the rose of Allendale.

Sweet rose of Allendale, Sweet rose of Allendale,
By far the sweetest flower there was the rose of Allendale.

Where-e'er I wandered east or west though fate began to lour
A solace still was she to me in sorrow's lonely hour.
When tempests lashed my lonely barque and rent the quivering sail
One maiden form withstood the storm, 'twas the rose of Allendale.

Sweet rose of Allendale etc.

And when my fevered lips were parched on Africa's burning sands
She whispered hopes of happiness and tales of foreign lands.
My life has been a wilderness, unblessed by fortune's gales
Had fate not linked my lot to hers, the rose of Allendale.

Sweet rose of Allendale etc.


 


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