On the banks of Allan Water (Traditional)

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Editor: Marco Gallo (submitted 2003-12-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 36 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: On the banks of Allan Water
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Unison
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1898 in Old Songs for Young Voices collected by Agnes L. Money

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Original text and translations

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On the banks of Allan Water,
When the sweet springtime did fall,
Was the miller's lovely daughter,
Fairest of them all.
For his bride a soldier sought her,
And a winning tongue had he:
On the banks of Allan Water
None so gay as she.

On the banks of Allan Water
When brown autumn spread its store
There I saw the miller's daughter
But she smiled no more
For the summer, grief had brought her
And a soldier false was he
On the banks of Allan Water,
None so sad as she.

On the banks of Allan Water
When the winter snow fell fast
Still was seen the miller's daughter
Chilling blew the blast
But the miller's lovely daughter
Both from cold and care were free
On the banks of Allan Water
A corpse lay she.