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Down In The Willow Garden / Willow Garden / Rose Connelly
Composer: Traditional

Down In The Willow Garden was performed by Old & In The Way in 1973.

The songs was also played by an unnamed bluegrass band with Jerry Garcia on banjo at an unknown venue in Burlingame in January 1962. On tapes and set lists this version usually has the title Rose Connelly.

Jerry Garcia plays banjo on the version of the song on the Art Garfunkel album Angel Clare.

Down In The Willow Garden is a traditional song which occurs in a variety of forms. It is most usually called Down In The Willow Garden or Willow Garden. The title Rose Conley, Rose Connelly or similar is used less often.



Down In The Willow Garden recordings

no info Single (Down In The Willow Garden / Bringing In The Georgia Mail), Charlie Monroe & his Kentucky Pardners, 1950
info Bowling Green, Kossoy Sisters with Erik Darling, 1956
info Bloody Ballads, Paul Clayton, 1956
info To You with Love: American Folk Songs for Women, Herta Marshall, 1957
no info Single (Down In The Willow Garden / No, Honey, No), Osborne Brothers & Red Allen, 1957
info Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, Everly Brothers, 1958
info Country Pickin' & Hillside Singin', Osborne Brothers & Red Allen, 1959
no info Country Pickin' & Hillside Singin', Vol. 3 (EP), Osborne Brothers & Red Allen, 1959
info Folk Songs of the Everly Brothers, Everly Brothers, 1962
no info Ramblin' Cowboy, Jack Elliott, 1962
info Ian & Sylvia, Ian & Sylvia, 1962
no info The Bluegrass Sound, Charlie Monroe, 1963
no info Smokey Mountain Ballads, Wade Mainer and Zeke Morris, 1964
no info Charlie Monroe Sings Again, Charlie Monroe, 1966
info Folk Songs Of Rural America, Hylo Brown, 1967
no info Blue Grass Favorites, Earl Taylor & Jim McCall, 1967
info The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1945, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Hobart Smith and Tex Gladden), 1967
no info Most Requested Songs, Don Reno, Bill Harrell & the Tennessee Cut-Ups, 1968
no info Who's Calling You Sweetheart Tonight, Charlie Monroe & his Kentucky Pardners, 1969
no info File Under Rock, White Lightning, 1969
no info Zachariah Soundtrack, Various Artists (White Lightnin'), 1971
no info End of an Era, Everly Brothers, 1971
info Angel Clare, Art Garfunkel, 1973
no info Bluegrass For Collectors, Various Artists (Charlie Monroe), 1974
no info Live at Lake Norman Music Hall, Charlie Monroe, 1975
info Walkin' in the Parlor: Old Time Music of the Southern Mountains, Iron Mountain String Band, 1975
info Sings Songs Of Memory Lane Of His Uncle Charlie Monroe, James Monroe, 1976
info The Osborne Brothers & Red Allen, The Osborne Brothers & Red Allen, 1977
info 20 Years: Concert Performances, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1978
info Bluegrass Album, Rowan & Greene & the Red Hot Peppers, 1979
no info Comin' Round The Mountain, Paul Wiley, 197?
no info The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Country Music, Various Artists (Everly Brothers), 1981
no info Bluegrass Memories, Dave Evans & River Bend, 1984
no info Sweet Sunny South, Goins Brothers, 1985
info Old Time North Carolina Mountain Music, David and Billie Ray Johnson, 1985
info Home Is Where The Heart Is, David Grisman, 1988
info Steve Kilby, Steve Kilby, 198?
info Mandolin and Other Stuff, Ron Thomason, 198?
no info Music, Martinis and Misanthropy, Boyd Rice and Friends, 1990
no info The Best of Bluegrass, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Osborne Brothers), 1991
info Classic Everly Brothers, Everly Brothers, 1992
info The Kitchen Tapes, Frank Wakefield and Red Allen, 1994
info Sings Woody Guthrie And Jimmie Rodgers And Cowboy Songs, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 1994
no info Sings Like Hell, Peter Case, 1994
info Common Chord, David Grisman and Daniel Kobialka, 1995
info 1956-1968, The Osborne Brothers, 1995
no info No Time for the Blues, New Vintage, 1995
no info Historic Reunion Concert, Vol. 1, The Everly Brothers, 1995
info Acoustic Disc 100% Handmade Music, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Frank Wakefield and Red Allen), 1995
info Heritage, Darol Anger/Various Artists, 1997
no info Greatest Love Songs, The Everly Brothers, 1997
no info 20 Bluegrass Favorites, Earl Taylor, Jim McCall and the Stoney Mountain Boys, 1997
no info My Dixie Home, David Davis & the Warrior River Boys, 1997
no info Brothers in Rhythm, The Everly Brothers, 1998
no info Tradition Runs Deep, Various Artists (Kossoy Sisters), 1998
info The Crossing, Tim O'Brien, 1999
no info Standing Room Only, James Alan Shelton, 1999
no info MGM Days Of The Osborne Brothers, The Osborne Brothers, 199?
info Aged To Perfection, George Shuffler, 2000
no info 20 Great Love Songs, The Everly Brothers, 2000
info The Complete Cadence Recordings: 1957-1960, The Everly Brothers, 2001
info The Complete Vanguard Studio Recordings, Ian & Sylvia, 2001
no info Across the Blue Mountains, Monroe Crossing, 2001
no info 29 Golden Greats: Live, The Everly Brothers, 2001
info At Home and on the Range: The Duo Live, Mike Marshall & Darol Anger, 2002
no info In Full Color, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, 2002
no info O Sister!, The Konnarock Critters, 2002
no info The Best of the Bluegrass Tradition, Various Artists (Kossoy Sisters), 2002
no info Jackshit, Jackshit, 2002
no info A Night at the Royal Albert Hall, The Everly Brothers, 2002
no info Essential Everly Brothers, The Everly Brothers, 2002
info Detroit to Wheeling, Osborne Brothers, 2003
info Mountain Treasures, George Shuffler & Laura Boosinger, 2003
no info Original Gold, The Everly Brothers, 2003
no info Wake Up Little Susie, The Everly Brothers, 2003
no info Blue Grass, The Konnarock Critters, 2003
info Songs of the South: Farther Along, Various Artists (Everly Brothers), 2004
no info Plum Pitiful: 20 Sad and Tragic Bluegrass Songs, Various Artists (Warrior River Boys), 2004
no info Bluegrass Roots, Various Artists (Kossoy Sisters), 2004
no info This Is Gold, The Everly Brothers, 2004
info When the Sun Goes Down, Vol. 10: East Virginia Blues, Various Artists (Wade Mainer), 2004
info Tone Poets, Various Artists (Jerry Douglas), 2005
info Bluegrass Heritage, Vol. 2: Roots and Branches: 25 More Bluegrass Classics, Various Artists (Earl Taylor and Jim McCall), 2005
no info Goin' Across the Sea, Al Goll/Tim May/Charlie Chadwick, 2005
no info Dream: The Best of the Everly Brothers, The Everly Brothers, 2005
no info Solid Gold Collection: 36 Timeless Tracks, The Everly Brothers, 2005
info True Bluegrass Essentials, Various Artists (Karl Shiflett), 2006
no info Very Best of the Everly Brothers, Vol. 2, The Everly Brothers, 2006
no info True Bluegrass Essentials, Various Artists (Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show), 2006
no info Smoky Mountain Memories, Smoky Mountain Band, 2006
no info Songs of the Wood, Justin Hoffenberg, 2006
no info All Star Bluegrass Jam Along: Mandolin, Matt Flinner, 2006
no info All Star Bluegrass Jam Along: Guitar, David Grier, 2006
info Outtakes, Everly Brothers, 2006
no info Price of Love, The Everly Brothers, 2006
no info Love Hurts, The Everly Brothers, 2006
no info Essential Collection , The Everly Brothers, 2006
no info Old Time Saturday Night, The Apple Brothers, 2007
no info Gone Country, John Deer, 2007
no info Streamline Cannonball, Marc Pruett Band, 2007
info Classic Bluegrass Collection, Vols. 1-4, Various Artists (David Grisman), 2007
info I'm Old Kentucky Bound, Charlie Monroe, 2007

Willow Garden recordings

info Ballads and Bluegrass, Walter Forbes, 1962
no info Morality, Oscar Brand, 1962
info In Touch With..., Peter & Gordon, 1964
no info I Don't Want to See You Again, Peter & Gordon, 1965?
no info Single ( I'm Going Away / Willow Garden), Charlie Monroe, 1973
no info Kenny Hall and The Sweets Mill String Band, Kenny Hall and The Sweets Mill String Band, 1973
no info Tally Ho, Charlie Monroe, 1973
no info Hutchison Brothers, Hutchison Brothers, 1975
info Thirty Years Of Bluegrass, Various Artists (Charlie Monroe), 1977
no info A Tribute To Charlie Monroe, Bobby Atkins & the Countrymen, 1977
info The Walls of Time, Peter Rowan, 1982
info Peter Rowan With The Red Hot Pickers, Peter Rowan, 1984
info Lonesome Feeling, Herb Peteron, 1984
no info It Ain't Right, Red Clay Ramblers, 1986
no info 30 Bluegrass Hits, Various Artists (Charlie Monroe), 1986
no info Out in the Dark, Jeff Murray, 1992
no info 20 Bluegrass Originals, Various Artists (Charlie Monroe), 1994
no info The Best of the Best of Bluegrass, Various Artists (Charlie Monroe), 1995
no info Where the Wild Live Roses Grow, Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue, 1996
no info Appalachian Death Ride, Appalachian Death Ride. 1996
info Southern Journey, Vol. 2: Ballads and Breakdown, Various Artists (Charlie Higgins & Wade Ward), 1997
no info Sweet in the Pants, The Meat Purveyors, 1998
no info A World Without Love/I Don't Want to See You Again, Peter & Gordon, 1998
no info Cotton Bales and Barley, Un-Reconstructed, 1998
no info 30 Dobro Classics, Nashville Dobros, 1999
no info 30 Guitar Classics, Nashville Guitars, 1999
no info 30 Harmonica Classics, Nashville Harmonicas, 1999
no info Grass Tank, Grass Tank, 1999
no info Weary Woman Blues, Buffalo Creek String Band, 19??
no info Talkin' to Myself, The Lonesome River Band, 2000
no info Gig, Big Smith, 2001
info Cool Blue Outlaws: Songs of Rogues Rascals and Rapscallions, Various Artists (Lonesome River Band), 2002
no info Down Home Instrumentals, Vol. 2, Stones River Ranch Boys, 2002
no info 16 Super Hits, Nashville Guitars, 2002
no info 16 Super Hits, Nashville Harmonicas, 2002
info Thirty Essential Bluegrass Hits, Various Artists (Charlie Monroe), 2003
info Ballads and Bluegrass / Folksong Festival, Walter Forbes, 2003
info An Untamed Sense of Control, Roscoe Holcomb, 2003
no info The Definitive Collection: Knights in Rusty Armour, Peter & Gordon, 2003
no info American Heritage Music Set, Various Artists, 2003
no info B-Sides & Rarities, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, 2005
no info Thanks a Lot, Stillhouse Bottom Band, 2005
no info Kenny Hall and the Sweets Mill String Band, Kenny Hall and the Sweets Mill String Band, 2005
no info Bluegrass Originals, Various Artists (Charlie Monroe), 2005
no info Pretty Crowin' Chicken, The Rhythm Rats, 2006

Rose Connelly / Rose Conley or similar recordings

no info Bluegrass, David Johnson & Billie Ray, 1963
no info 5-String Banjo Today, Walter Hensley, 1964
info The Versatile Flatt & Scruggs, Flatt & Scruggs, 1965
info Bluegrass, David and Billie Ray Johnson, 1983
no info Tom Dooley, Frank Profitt, Vol. 1, Frank Profitt, 1988
no info Rugby Guitar, Wayne C. Henderson, 1990
no info Bringing It All Back Home Soundtrack, Various Artists (Everly Brothers), 1991
info 1964-1969, Plus, Flatt & Scruggs, 1992
no info Me & My Banjo at Home In Maggie Valley, Raymond Fairchild, 1992
no info Sings Like Hell, Peter Case, 1993
no info Bringing It All Back Home: The Influence Of Irish Music, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Everly Brothers), 1994
info Old-Time Mountain Ballads, Various Artists (Grayson and Whitter), 1995
info Short Life of Trouble: Songs of Grayson and Whitter, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1996
info High Lonesome: Complete Starday Recordings, The Country Gentlemen, 1998
info The Recordings of Grayson & Whitter: 1928-1930, Grayson & Whitter, 1999
no info Ballads and Songs, Various Artists (Grayson and Whitter), 19??
info Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Vol. 1: 1927-1928, Grayson & Whitter, 2000
no info Bringing It All Back Home: The Influence Of Irish Music, Various Artists (Everly Brothers), 2000
info Ballad Legacy: The Alan Lomax Portait Series, Texas Gladden, 2001
no info Autoharp Concerto, David Johnson/Marsha Jones, 2001
no info Terrible Stories, Muleskinner Jones, 2001
info In the Willow Garden, Acie Cargill, 2002
info Ain't No Grave: A Tribute To Traditional & Public Domain Songs, Various Artists (Ware River Club), 2003
no info Traditional American Folk Songs from the Warner Collection, Rick Pickren, 2003
no info Fields and Fences, Kent Agee, 2003
no info At Home in Maggie Valley, Raymond Fairchild, 2005
info Appalachian Stomp Down, Various Artists (Grayson & Whitter), 2006

Rose Connelly lyrics

The version on the Burlingame tape featuring Jerry Garcia is incomplete. The lyrics on the tape are;

As I (cut)....

... with my dagger,
Which was a bloody knife,
Threw her into the river,
Which was a dreadful sight.

My daddy often told me,
That money would send me through,
If I would murder that dear little girl,
By the name of Rose Connelly.

And now he sits by his own cottage door,
A-wiping his tearful eye,
A-waiting for his own dear son,
Who hangs on the gallows, to die.

My race is run beneath the sun,
All hell is waiting for me,
For I have murdered that dear little girl,
By the name of Rose Connelly.

 
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