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Ivor Gurney - Down by the Salley Gardens (Anthony Rolfe Johnson)

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Published on Dec 1, 2008

Down by the Salley Gardens by Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)

Anthony Rolfe Johnson (1940-2010), tenor
David Willison, piano

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Down by the Salley Gardens
by W. B. Yeats

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 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.

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