Down by the Sally Gardens Lyrics

Loreena McKennitt


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Donie Cassidy, Mick Foster, William Butler Yeats
album: Track 4 in album The Wind That Shakes the Barley
release date: 2010-11-16
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Celtic/Folk
length: 5:40
vocal: Loreena McKennitt
electric guitar: Brian Hughes
violin: Hugh Marsh
bass: Chris Gartner
acoustic guitar: Tony McManus
mandolin: Brian Taheny
cello: Caroline Lavelle
harp: Loreena McKennitt
uilleann pipes: Ian Harper
It was down by the Sally gardens
My love and I did meet
She crossed the Sally gardens
With little snow-white feet

She bid me to take life easy
As the leaves grow on the tree
But I was young and foolish
And her I did not agree

In a field down by the river
My love and I did stand
And upon 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 I am full of tears

It was down by the Sally gardens
My love and I did meet
She crossed the Sally gardens
With little snow-white feet

She bid me to take life easy
As the leaves grow on the tree
But I was young and foolish
And her I did not agree



Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 As I Roved Out
  • 2 On a Bright May Morning
  • 3 Brian Boru’s March
  • 4 Down by the Sally Gardens
  • 5 The Star of the County Down
  • 6 The Wind That Shakes the Barley
  • 7 The Death of Queen Jane
  • 8 The Emigration Tunes
  • 9 The Parting Glass