Willow Garden

from by Micah Ling



Learned from Bruce Ling and Bob Bernard
Source: traditional – of 19th century Irish origins, found in West Virginia, North Carolina, and Virginia in the early part of the 20th cen. It was first recorded by G.B. Grayson and Henry Whitter in 1928. These lyrics are
adapted from versions sung by Wade Mainer and Zeke Morris [1937] and Charlie Monroe [1947].


Down in the willow garden, where me and my true love did meet
Down where we sat a-courtin', my love fell off to sleep
I had a bottle of burgundy wine, my love she did not know
It was there I did murder that dear little girl, down on the banks below

I drew my saber through her, it was a bloody knife
And I pushed her into the river, it was a dreadful sight
My father always told me that money would set me free
If I'd but murder that dear little girl whose name was Rose Connelly

Now he sits and the door of his cabin home, a-wiping his tear dimmed eyes
For his only son is soon to hand upon 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


from Kingdom Come, released September 21, 2014
Micah Ling – cello, lead and harmony vocals
Chris Bathgate – piano
Michael Beauchamp – guitar
Laurel Premo – low fiddle line
Samantha Cooper – high fiddle line



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