Grove Scene by John Crome. Photo (c) Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery) The Salley Gardens. Down by the Salley Gardens is a well-known Irish folk song – just one of the collection arranged by Benjamin Britten, and published in Words by William. Down by the Salley Gardens has an unusual background for a song that has passed including Rebecca Clarke, John Ireland and Benjamin Britten also set the.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Down by the Salley Gardens has an unusual background for a song that has passed into the Irish folk music tradition.

Down by the Salley Gardens — tale of unrequited love. Is it from the Celts or could the Vikings be responsible? A Catalogue, Discography and Bibliography: The similarity to the first verse of the Yeats version is unmistakable and would suggest that this was indeed the song Yeats remembered the old woman singing. Langridge gardenz Johnson are here. Why do we love Fairytale of New York.

Spotify Langridge and Johnson are here. The Pears-Britten version of this is mandatory, sung and accompanied as if in a timeless trance. It all ends in tears. Museum to honour One Direction star Niall Horan. I spied this pretty fair maid and these words to me she did say. Showcase Info and videos of new Irish performers. The Salley Gardens therefore simply means willow gardens. The Salley Gardens is simple and moving, a truly yearning song that makes the most of its beautiful melody.

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It is close in sound to the Irish word saileachmeaning willow. Our chord converter enables you to play any brirten in whatever key you like.

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Salley gardens Performed by Dancing Willow. Szlley Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Why does Ireland have such a high percentage of red-haired people compared to the rest of the Western world?

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The rest of the song, however, is quite different. Thoughts The Salley Gardens is simple and moving, a truly yearning song that makes the most of its beautiful melody.

Yeats Stanford University Press. Down by the Salley Gardens was written as a poem and remained that way until when Herbert Hughes set it to music using the old Irish melody, The Maids of Mourne Shore.

Down by the Salley Gardens

But I was young and foolish and with my darling could not agree. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The words are very similar to Down by the Salley Gardens and it seems safe to assume that You Rambling Boys of Pleasure was the song Yeats heard being sung by the old woman.

Irish Songs More information about Irish songs. Retrieved from ” https: Nevertheless, it has become one of the most recorded Irish songs of all time and has attracted the attention of performers from widely brittten musical backgrounds.

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Once you have filled in the form, you should receive a confirmation email which you will need to click. Yeats indicated in a note that it was “an attempt to reconstruct an old song from three lines imperfectly remembered by an old peasant woman in the village of BallisodareSligowho often sings them to herself.


We are not told why but the presumption is that he tried to move too fast and so frightened her away.

Down by the Salley Gardens gives no specific reason for the failure of the relationship, and the effect may be stronger as we are left to make up our own minds. A Commentary on the Collected Poems of W. Retrieved 17 March In a note on the poem, he said that he was trying to reconstruct an old song he had heard being sung by a woman in the village of Ballisodare in Sligo. Grove Scene by John Crome. The poem has been part of the repertoire of many singers and groups, mostly set on “The Maids of Mourne Shore”‘s melody.

He could only remember a few lines but acknowledged his debt to the original version by calling his new poem, An Old Song Re-sung.

The Salley Gardens is the first in a long list of many folksong arrangements made by Britten, right up until the year of his death. They were begun in New York when the composer was undergoing a bout of homesickness, but. Ironically, considering it was written by a great poet regarded by many as a literary genius, the song is one of the simplest you will find anywhere in the Irish music repertoire.

It was only changed to the Salley Gardens when it was published again in in his collection, Poems. It first appeared under its present title when it was reprinted in Poems in Its second verse contains the lines:. McGinty and Carlin represent Derry.