Grove Scene by John Crome. Photo (c) Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery) The Salley Gardens. Down by the Salley Gardens is a well-known Irish folk song – just one of the collection arranged by Benjamin Britten, and published in Words by William. Down by the Salley Gardens has an unusual background for a song that has passed including Rebecca Clarke, John Ireland and Benjamin Britten also set the.

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The similarity to the first verse of the Yeats version is unmistakable and would suggest that this was indeed the song Yeats remembered the old woman singing. Spotify Langridge and Johnson are here. Britten and earworms Good Morning Britten.

Yeats Stanford University Press. The poem has been part of the repertoire of many singers and groups, mostly set on “The Maids of Mourne Shore”‘s melody.

Oxford University Press,p. Chord Converter Our chord converter enables you to play any song in whatever key you like. Yeats indicated in a note that it was “an attempt to reconstruct an old song from three lines imperfectly remembered by an old peasant woman in the village of BallisodareSligowho often sings them to herself. But I was young and foolish and with my darling could not agree.


Showcase Info and videos of new Irish performers. Down by the Salley Gardens has an unusual background for a song that has passed into the Irish folk music tradition. Views Read Edit View history. Articles with hAudio microformats. Is it from the Celts or could the Vikings be responsible? Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Why does Ireland have such a high percentage of red-haired people compared to the rest of the Western world? Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

Salley gardens Performed by Dancing Willow. The lost tradition found 2nd ed. It all ends in tears.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Why do we love Fairytale of New York. Nevertheless, it has become one of the most recorded Irish songs of all time and has attracted the attention of performers from widely different musical backgrounds. Celtic Thunder – the kings of Social Media. Langridge and Johnson are here.

The Salley Gardens is simple and moving, a truly yearning song that makes the most of its beautiful melody. This site uses cookies. Please check your junk mail folder in case it gets sent there. We are not told why but the presumption is that he tried to move too fast and so frightened her away. The words are very similar to Down by the Salley Gardens and it seems safe to assume that You Rambling Boys of Pleasure was the song Yeats heard being sung by the old woman.


This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat Down by the Salley Gardens — tale of unrequited love. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Museum to honour One Direction star Niall Horan. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Salley or sally comes from the Gaelic word saileach which means willow.

Down by the Salley Gardens

Down by the Salley Gardens was written as a poem and remained that way until when Herbert Hughes set it to music using the old Slley melody, The Maids of Mourne Shore.

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