Nevertheless, it has become one of the most recorded Irish songs of all time and has attracted the attention of performers from widely different musical backgrounds. Down by the Salley Gardens, my love and I did meet W B Yeats 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 all ends in tears. We are not told why but the presumption is that he tried to move too fast and so frightened her away. Yeats was trying to recreate an old Irish folk song Yeats published the poem in his collection, The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems in 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.
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Our chord converter enables you to play any song in whatever key you like. Retrieved 17 March It is close in sound to the Irish word saileachmeaning willow. The song that Yeats heard the old woman singing was almost certainly the old Irish tune, You Rambling Boys of Pleasure. The choral version with Louis Halsey and the Elizabethan Singers is here. I spied this brithen fair maid and these words to me she did say. 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 bfitten Irish music repertoire.
Notify me of new comments via email. Irish singers More information and videos for the top Irish performers. 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. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The Salley Gardens therefore simply means willow gardens.
Langridge and Johnson are here. Oxford University Press,p. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their garrens. A Commentary on the Collected Poems of W. They were begun in New York when the composer was undergoing a bout of homesickness, but.
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McGinty and Carlin represent Derry. Bono hopes to get better and better. Britten and earworms Good Morning Britten. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It was only changed to the Salley Gardens when it was published again in in his collection, Poems. Post gritten not sent — check your email addresses! Spotify Langridge and Johnson are here. Celtic Thunder — the kings of Social Media. Is it from the Celts or could the Vikings be responsible? 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 — tale of unrequited love. Articles with hAudio microformats. Home Welcome to team BB! A Source Book 2nd ed. Its second verse contains the lines:. Related Posts.
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