Danny Boy lyrics are the 'keys to the kingdom' if you like to sing along to famous Irish songs - and O' Danny Boy may just the most famous of them all!
The lyrics are written by Frederic Weatherly, but the melody is the traditional Irish tune called Londonderry Air. The song is sung in Irish pubs across the globe, as people longingly (sometimes tearfully) express their "Irish Sides" together.
Here are some fun facts about Danny Boy lyrics. Hopefully they will entice you to sing along next time you hear it!
Irish expressions is about having an Irish experience, on demand, wherever you happen to be. And what better way, than to sing along?
To help you do just that, here the Danny Boy lyrics!
Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the roses falling
It's you, It's you, must go, and I must bide
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny Boy, oh Danny Boy, I love you so
But if you come, and all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me
And I will know, tho' soft ye tread above me
And then my grave will richer, sweeter be
And you'll bend down and tell me that you love me
And I will rest in peace until you come to me
The haunting harmonies and angelic voices make this our favorite recording.
Here is another version, sung in a different meter and with male voices.
Which one do you prefer?
It is probably obvious - at Irish Expressions, we love Irish songs! The music of the Emerald Isle brings people together, telling stories that touch every human emotion.
Learning the lyrics and singing these songs gives us a deeper sense of connection with Ireland, wherever in the world we happen to be!
We have captured 10 of our favorite Irish songs in an e-book we call "An Illustrated Irish Songbook."
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Folk songs like this one are an essential part of Irish culture and heritage. Even if you're not really into folk music, these Irish melodies tell fascinating stories that take you back to special times in Ireland's long and proud history.
Sing them, listen to them, dance to them, to celebrate Irish culture and share your personal Irish side!
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