“Danny Boy” is a beautiful Irish ballad. The poem was written by Frederic Weatherly in 1910 and the melody comes from the old Irish tune “Londonderry Air“. It is usually interpreted as a message from a parent to a son, wishing for his return from war.
Due to the deep emotions reflected in it, Danny Boy is loved by millions of people across the world. The song’s appreciation is covering a large span; you can hear it as a family song or a lullaby sung from mother to child, to a funeral or memorial service farewell tune. The song has been recorded by many artists like Daniel O’Donnell, Bing Crosby, Eva Cassidy, Judith Durham and Declan Galbraith – just to name a few.
On this page you can find Lyrics, a Printable Lyrics PDF file for free Download, plus a Sing-along and a Karaoke Video with Lyrics of the song.
Printable Lyrics PDF
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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,
It’s I’ll be here in sunshine or in shadow,
Oh, Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so!
But when ye come, and all the flowers are dying,
If 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 shall hear, though soft you tread above me,
And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be,
For you will bend and tell me that you love me,
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me!
Sing-Along Video with Lyrics
Karaoke Video with Lyrics
Click on the button to watch a piano tutorial video and download a PDF file with music score of this song for free.
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