The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.

George Bernard Shaw

How about something historical? This song is about a place in Northumberland, England and was written by an Englishman, Charles Jefferies, in the first half of the 19th Century. It’s called The Rose of Allendale. Here it is performed by Anne Jennings-Tauciene, composed by Andrius Mamontovas.

Truely is it said that, The reason the English don’t have any good folk songs or tunes is because the Irish have pinched them all!

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1   Anne Jennings    
March 18th, 2011 at 15:03

HI. Sorry about not knowing about the real roots of the song, they move around in a way that eventually you have to be told where they are from. But it is still a beautiful song and I am not sure any one can nick it!