Down by the Salley Gardens

Text: William Butler Yeats, 1889
Melodie: Traditional
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1. 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.
2. In a field by the river my love and I did stand,
And on my leaning shoulder she placed 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.
3. 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.
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