DOWN BY THE SALLY GARDENS



Down by the Sally Gardens
My love and I did meet;
She passed the Sally Gardens
With her little snow-white feet.
She bid me to take love easy
As the leaves grow on the tree
But I was 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 to take life easy
As the grass grows on the weirs;
But I was young and foolish
And now I'm full of tears.


Music by Herbert Hughes
Poem by William Butler Yeats 1889.

Note: Il termine 'sally' o salley viene dal gaelico 'sàile' che significa salice.

P.S.: Ho voluto proporvi questo brano perche' e' la canzone "emblema" della storia dei Myrddin.
Matteo, Elena ed io l'abbiamo infatti cantato ed interpretato come uno dei primi brani del nostro repertorio e, sicuramente, uno tra i piu' belli!
Eliana