Sunday, August 14, 2016

Lula Wiles - Rose Connelly (Down in the Willow Garden)


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Down in the Willow Garden is a cheery little tune about a man who poisons his lovers glass of wine, stabs her with a saber and then throws her into the river. Fairly typical fare for this genre of  bluegrass music. It was performed by Lula Wiles at a summer party in New Ipswich to celebrate their newly released CD of original songs.

LULA WILES is Isa Burke, Ellie Buckland, Mali Obomsawin



Lyrics:


Down in the willow garden where me and my love did meet
There we sat a-courting my love fell off to sleep
I had a bottle of burgundy wine which my true love did not know
And there I poisoned that dear little girl down by the banks below
I drew my saber through her which was a 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 miss whose name was Rose Connelly
Now he sits by his old cabin door a wiping his tear-brimmed eyes
Mourning for his only son out on the scaffold high
My race is run beneath the sun the devil is waiting for me
For I did murder that dear little girl whose name was Rose Connelly