She bid me take love easy

Down by the Salley gardens
my love and I did meet
She passed the Salley gardens
with little snow white feet.

She bid me me take love easy
as the leaves grow on the tree
But I being young and foolish
with her did 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.

She bid me take life easy
as the grass grows on the weirs
But I was young and foolish
and now am full of tears.

William Butler Yeats, Down by the Salley Gardens (1889) Op muziek van Benjamin Britten (1943)