Loreena McKennitt - Down by the Sally Gardens Lyrics

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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


  • Credits
    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 : 45 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
    Album Information
    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 602527539812
    script: Latin