Yeats transatlantic Wanderings PDF 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 Ballisodare, Sligo, who often sings them to herself. Down by yon flowery garden my love and I we first did 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 the tree.
Författare: John Oldmixon.
But I being young and foolish, with my darling did not agree. 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. The rest of the song, however, is quite different. Yeats’s original title, „An Old Song Re-Sung“, reflected his debt to The Rambling Boys of Pleasure. It first appeared under its present title when it was reprinted in Poems in 1895. She passed the salley gardens with little snow-white feet. But I, being young and foolish, 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. It has been suggested that the location of the „Salley Gardens“ was on the banks of the river at Ballysadare near Sligo where the residents cultivated trees to provide roof thatching materials. The poem has been part of the repertoire of many singers and groups, mostly set on „The Maids of Mourne Shore“’s melody. H Abrams and Stephen Greenblatt eds. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol.
A Commentary on the Collected Poems of W. Place names in the writings of William Butler Yeats. A new commentary on the poems of W. Stanford,, CA USA: Stanford University Press.
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