The website for Dr Martin Shaw OBE FRCM (1875 –1958)

"...was the miller's lovely daughter, the fairest of them all."

The Banks of Allan Water


sheet music of first page fading out into a circle, to be played 'rather slowly'


34: The Banks of Allan Water

Recording Artists: Iain Burnside & Andrew Kennedy

This is Shaw’s arrangement of a traditional English ballad. The words by Matthew ‘Monk’ Lewis were originally set to music by an anonymous Lady C.S.


It was published in three keys: A flat, B flat, and C, and the sheet music is still available to buy today.


Matthew G. Lewis (1775 - 1818) Cramer 1924 in print