The Rose of Allendale – lyrics and chords

The lyrics to The Rose of Allendale are about a man looking back fondly at his love in Ireland while he is away, presumably at war. The chords are presented here in the key of G major. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys.

 
G 
The morn was fair, the  
C 
skies were  
G 
clear
 
No breath came o’er the  
D 
sea
 
When  
G 
Mary left her  
C 
highland 
 
 
G 
home
 
And  
C 
wandered 
 
 
D 
forth with  
G 
me
 
Though  
D 
flowers deck’d the  
G 
mountainside
 
And  
C 
fragrance 
 
 
G 
filled the  
D 
vale
 
By  
G 
far the sweetest  
C 
flower 
 
 
G 
there
 
Was the  
C 
Rose of  
D 
Allen
G 
dale.
Chorus
 
Was the Rose of Allen
C 
dale
 
Was the  
Am 
Rose of Allen
D 
dale
 
By  
C 
far the sweetest  
G 
flower 
 
there
 
Was the  
C 
Rose of  
D7 
Allen
G 
dale.

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Where’er I wandered, east or west
Tho’ fate began to lour
A solace still she was to me
In sorrow’s lonely hour
When tempests lashed our lonely barque
And rent her shiv’ring sail
One maiden form withstood the storm
‘Twas the Rose of Allendale.

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Chorus

And when my fever’d lips were parched
On Afric’s burning sands
She whispered hopes of happiness
And tales of distant lands
My life has been a wilderness
Unblest by fortune’s gale
Had fate not linked my lot to hers
The Rose of Allendale.

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[G]The morn was fair, the [C]skies were [G]clear
No breath came o’er the [D]sea
When [G]Mary left her [C]highland [G]home
And [C]wandered [D]forth with [G]me
Though [D]flowers deck’d the [G]mountainside
And [C]fragrance [G]filled the [D]vale
By [G]far the sweetest [C]flower [G]there
Was the [C]Rose of [D]Allen[G]dale.

Chorus

Was the Rose of Allen[C]dale
Was the [Am]Rose of Allen[D]dale
By [C]far the sweetest [G]flower there
Was the [C]Rose of [D7]Allen[G]dale.

Where’er I wandered, east or west
Tho’ fate began to lour
A solace still she was to me
In sorrow’s lonely hour
When tempests lashed our lonely barque
And rent her shiv’ring sail
One maiden form withstood the storm
‘Twas the Rose of Allendale.

Chorus

And when my fever’d lips were parched
On Afric’s burning sands
She whispered hopes of happiness
And tales of distant lands
My life has been a wilderness
Unblest by fortune’s gale
Had fate not linked my lot to hers
The Rose of Allendale.

The Rose of Allendale videos
The Rose of Allendale lyrics and chords

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