“Danny Boy” is a ballad set to an ancient Irish melody. The words were written by English songwriter
Frederic Weatherly and usually set to the Irish tune of the “Londonderry Air”. It is most closely
associated with Irish communities.
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,
And 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,
And 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 “Avé” 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!
1972 Glen Campbell The Artistry of Glen Campbell
1976 Elvis Presley From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee
1979 Thin Lizzy Black Rose: A Rock Legend Gary Moore and Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy had previously recorded
an instrumental version, titled Dan, on their Tribute to Deep Purple album in 1972
1990 Carly Simon My Romance (album)
1990 Frank Patterson Miller’s Crossing soundtrack Also included in 1999 album, Ireland In Song
1991 Bill Evans Time Remembered (album) Recorded in 1963; released on the CD-version of the album in 1991
1992 John McDermott Independent recording
2002 Johnny Cash “American IV: The Man Comes Around ” American Recordings, Universal
2013 Girls’ Generation 2011 Girls’ Generation Tour CD 2, #7, the song is sung by five members (Taeyeon,
Tiffany, Seohyun, Jessica, Sunny)
2013 The Gothard Sisters Compass #11
2015 Damien Leith Songs from Ireland #11 swedxgbzadgbin Australia