SALLY GARDENS

 

It was down by the Sally Gardens, me love and I did meet
She passed the Sally Gardens with little snow-white feet
She bid me take love easy as the leaves grow on the tree
But I was young and foolish and with her did not agree.

In a field down by the river me love and I did stand
And on me leaning shoulder, she laid her snow-white hand
She bid me take life easy, as the grass grows on the wairs
But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears.

Down by the Sally gardens, me love and I did meet
She passed the Sally 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.

Note:the lyrics to this song were written by W. B. Yeats in 1889. The air is that of 'The Maids of Mourne Shore'.