Down In The Willow Garden
Traditional – The melody
to the first two lines of each verse is given in the book.
Suggested chords are given for the third line. The fourth line is the
same as line two.
Down in the willow garden,
where me and my love did meet.
‘Twas there that we went a courting, my love fell off to sleep.
I had (Em) a bottle of burgundy (G) wine, which my true love did not
And there I poisoned that dear little girl, down by the banks below.
I drew a saber through her,
which was my bloody knife.
I threw her in the river, which was an awful sight.
My father often told me, that money would set me free,
If I would murder that dear little girl, whose name was Rose Conley.
Now he sits in his cabin
door, wiping his tear-brimmed eyes.
Mourning for his only son, out on the scaffold high.
My race is run beneath the sun, the devil awaits for me.
For I did murder that dear little girl, whose name was Rose Conley.
of Bluegrass Banjo