“Danny Boy” is a popular ballad that was written by English songwriter Frederic Weatherly in 1910. The song is often associated with Ireland and is often performed on St. Patrick’s Day, a national holiday in Ireland.
The song tells the story of a young man named Danny Boy, who is far away from home when he receives a letter from his beloved mother, who is calling him home. Despite the fact that Danny Boy is far away, he knows that he must return home to see his mother one last time before she passes away.
The song is known for its emotional lyrics and its memorable melody, which have made it a popular choice for performances at weddings, funerals, and other special occasions. It has been recorded by many artists over the years, and its popularity has made it a classic of popular music.
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,
It’s I’ll be here in sunshine or in shadow,—
Oh, Danny boy, O 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,
Ye’ll come and find the place where I am lying,
And kneel and say an Avè 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!