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THE ROSE OF ALLENDALE

SONGS FROM THE BALCONY


Widely believed to be a trad folk song (is it Scottish, is it Irish? Jim thought it was from East Anglia), Charles Jefferys and Sidney Nelson composed this song in the 1830s. It appeared in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine in 1833 and has since become a very popular song in folk clubs countrywide.


This is #50 in our series of Songs From the Balcony. We've had a wonderful time doing these but have decided to leave it there to concentrate on starting work on a new album. Thank you to everybody who left comments. It's been a joy to read how much the songs and the performances have meant to you. Thanks, too, to everyone who rattled our tip jar. We are truly grateful.


Many thanks. Isobel and Jim Kimberley



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