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Traditional Irish song with voice, guitar and fiddle

Music by Dancing Willow

Recording from Wikipedia ‘Salley Gardens’

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Recording modified only by the addition of lyrics


It was down by the salley gardens my love and I did meet;

She passed the salley gardens with little snow-white feet.

She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow upon the tree;

But I was young and foolish, and with her did not agree.

In a field down by the river my love and I did stand,

And on my leaning shoulder she laid her snow-white hand.

She bid me take life easy, as the grass grows on the weirs;

But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears.