Recording from Free Music Archive album Sláinte Mohr
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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.
With thanks to Raul Sanchez for the Slideshare
Themes of Love and Heartbreak in selected works of W.B. Yeats