Down By The Salley Gardens

Words & Music:

Traditional English


The October 2007 issue of Acoustic Guitar has an instrumental arrangement of this for solo guitar.


     D       A      G  D

Down by the Salley Gardens

    G       A      D

My love and I did meet;

                A      G  D

She passed the Salley Gardens

      G       A         D

With little snow-white feet.

    Bm      G         A

She bid me take love easy,

        G       D  A        G

As the leaves grow on the tree;

    D          A        G  D

But I, being young and foolish,

      G         A     D

With her would 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.



Back to the Songbook Index.

This page's content is copyrighted ©1977-2008 by Kristin C. Hall. Please drop me a line (via "dink (at) media (dot) mit (dot) edu") if you wish to use it or link to it or correct it! Please send comments, suggestions, fixes and general mischievious mayhem to the web diva via the above email address. (sorry, spambots have forced me to remove my automatic mail link.) Many thanks...and enjoy! tr

Note to lawyers and any other litigious-minded folk:
I am not trying to screw anyone out of royalties, etc. I have posted these only as a helpful resources for teachers, camp counselors and people who like to "sing along with Mitch", if you will. If you do not want your work posted to these pages, please just email me (via "dink (at) media (dot) mit (dot) edu") and I shall remove it.