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Monday, 09 November 2009 23:11

What was the nationality of the writer of Danny Boy?  Don't go with your first instinct on this one.

When they hear the news for the first time, most people are shocked, yes shocked, to hear that the person who wrote probably the most quintessentially Irish pieces is not, in fact, Irish.  He wasn't even American; he was actually English.

The lyrics to Danny Boy were written by Frederic Weatherly who was born in Portishead in Somerset.  The melody is the famous Derry Air, also called the Londonderry Air.  Weatherly wrote the lyrics to Danny Boy in 1910.  In fact, it was Weatherly's sister who set the lyrics to the melody of the Derry Air.  The song was originally written for a woman singing to a man; however, by 1918, Weatherly changed the lyrics to the form we know and love today.

So, next you hear Danny Boy, remember that an Englishman wrote the lyrics!

Danny Boy

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
'Tis you, 'tis 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
'Tis 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, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be
For ye shall bend and tell me that you love me
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me.

 

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