“Alford Vale”


To the tune "Kelvingrove" ("The Shearin's Nae for You"), "Will ye come to Alford Vale, bonnie lassie O? Where tis sunny as thyself, Bonnie lassie O." The singer tries to lure the girl from the town with praises of the beautiful vale


Although this is one of the few pieces Ord admits to retouching, he gives no clue as to why he thought it worthy of such attention. Or of inclusion in his work. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Ord, pp. 84-85, "Alford Vale" (1 text)
  2. Roud #3954
  3. BI, Ord084


Author: Words: La Teste, adapted by John Ord
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: nonballad home courting
Found in: Britain(Scotland)