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Down by the Salley Gardens

traditional Irish air 'The Maid of Mourne Shore'
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In this Irish song, the words are by William Butler Yeats, celebrated Dublin-born writer and winner of the 1923 Nobel Prize for literature. The verses come from his 1889 collection Crossways, and the music is an arrangement by Herbert Hughes of a traditional Irish air, ‘The Maid of Mourne Shore’.

from notes by Andrew Lamb 2003


More songs my father taught me


Track 23 on CDA67374 [2'03]

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