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David Lyr Req: Sally Garden / Sally Gardens (18) RE: Sally Garden 27 Aug 99

Mark and SingsIrishSongs,

Thanks for all the dictionary digging and lyrics looking you've done.

As far as which came first, I think it might be the other way around. As I mentioned above Yeats probably used the traditional Irish song, The Rambling Boys of Pleasure as the basis for his poem. One of the verses:

Down by yon flowery garden, where me and my true love do meet I took her in my arms and to her I gave kisses sweet She bade me take life easy, just as the leaves fall from yon tree But I being young and foolish, with my own true love could not agree.

When I first read the words to the Willow Garden song, I thought it might be a parody. But I don't know about that.


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