Down by the Sally Gardens

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Music by Traditional Air (The Maids of Mourne Shore)
Lyrics by William Butler Yeats

VERSE 1

     D      A  D  G  D 
Down by the Sally gardens

   Bm   D   G     D 
My love and I did meet,

                     G  D 
She passed the Sally gardens

     G   D     G          D 
With lit---tle snow-white feet.

    Bm     G         A D 
She bid me take love easy,

       G      D    Bm     G 
As the leaves grow on the tree,

A7sus4 D                 G   D 
But    I being young and foolish

     Bm  D   G    D 
With her did not agree.

VERSE 2

     D     A  D   G  D 
In a field by the river

   Bm   D   G     D 
My love and I did stand,

                  G    D 
And on my leaning shoulder

    G      D   G          D 
She placed her snow-white hand;

    Bm     G         A D 
She bid me take life easy,

       G     D     Bm     G 
As the grass grows on the weirs,

A7sus4 D               G   D 
But    I was young and foolish

    Bm  D  G       D 
And now am full of tears.

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A Major A7sus4 B Minor D Major G Major
Guitar A Major A7sus4 B Minor D Major G Major
Mandolin A Major A7sus4 B Minor D Major G Major
Piano A Major A7sus4 B Minor D Major G Major
Ukulele A Major A7sus4 B Minor D Major G Major