Salley Gardens (Traditional)
- Editor: Anthony Pasqua (submitted 2019-04-17). Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 842 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Although this arrangement is notated as SSATB, the tenors and basses sing the melody in unison throughout--hence, the SSAB designation.
Original text and translations
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 life easy, as the leaves grow on the trees
But I, being young and foolish, with her I did not agree
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 love easy, as the grass grows on the weirs
But I was young and foolish and now I am full of tears.