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Traditional Irish song with music by Sláinte

Recording from Free Music Archive album Sláinte Mohr

Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

Recording modified only by the addition of lyrics


Sláinte were active in 1990s. Members included Jeff Bremer (concertina/bass), Lawson Dumbeck (guitar), Kent Hooper (whistles), Jean Huskamp (mandolin), Anthea Lawrence (lead vocals/fiddle), Bob McCaffery-Lent (guitars/cittern/vocals), and Brynn Starr (fiddle/vocals).

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 on the tree;

But I being young and foolish, 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.