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Down by the Sally Gardens

 

Das Gedicht Down by the Sall Gardens von William Butler ist Grundlage für ein bekanntes irisches Volkslied. Es handelt von einem jungen Mann, der nach langer Wanderschaft auf einem Wald auf seine große Liebe trifft. Thomas Asanger hat die irische Volksweise als Grundlage für sein wunderbares Arrangement herangezogen.


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.