Diana Krall and The Chieftains: Danny Boy

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Danny Boy

Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountainside
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are falling
'Tis you, 'tis you, must go and I must bide

But come you back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be there in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny Boy, oh Danny Boy, I love you so

And when you 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 oh my grave will warmer and sweeter be
If you will bend and tell me that you love me
Then I shall sleep in peace until you come to me






songwriter: Frederick Weatherley

performed by: Diana Krall and The Chieftains

date released: 1999 by Diana Krall and The Chieftains

Danny Boy was was written by lawyer and lyricist, Frederick Weatherley in 1910 for a different tune called "Londonderry Air." The song was originally intended as a message from a woman to a man, and now it is commonly thought to be a farewell song from a parent to a son going off to war or leaving Ireland to start a new life in a foreign country. Although the songwriter is English, the song has become anthemic for Irish expatriates living all over the world.


Danny Boy

Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountainside
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are falling
'Tis you, 'tis you, must go and I must bide

But come you back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be there in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny Boy, oh Danny Boy, I love you so

And when you 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 oh my grave will warmer and sweeter be
If you will bend and tell me that you love me
Then I shall sleep in peace until you come to me






songwriter: Frederick Weatherley

performed by: Diana Krall and The Chieftains

date released: 1999 by Diana Krall and The Chieftains

Danny Boy was was written by lawyer and lyricist, Frederick Weatherley in 1910 for a different tune called "Londonderry Air." The song was originally intended as a message from a woman to a man, and now it is commonly thought to be a farewell song from a parent to a son going off to war or leaving Ireland to start a new life in a foreign country. Although the songwriter is English, the song has become anthemic for Irish expatriates living all over the world.


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Quiz #: 5320
Canada's Diana Krall and The Chieftains put their unique jazz-Celtic spin on an Irish classic as a woman is bidding farewell to her Danny going off to fight in a military action
Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
High Intermediate

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