Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)

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    DANNY BOY - aka LONDONERRY AIR - is a much loved Irish-Scottish tune that has been around almost forever. Naturally, such a wistful, gentle, and enduring song has been recorded by countless artists.

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Here's an album with a dreamy lullaby tucked away in the middle - "Beautiful Dreamer", the old Stephen Foster standard from the late 1800's. Some have claimed it was Foster's final composition, but likely it was penned a couple years prior to his passing.
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lyrics

O 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.
Yes, 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 flow'rs 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 Ave there for me.

And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me;
And oh 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!

credits

from Lullaby MP3 Download Favorites, released May 17, 2011
Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) was arranged and produced by Steve Millikan for Lullaby mp3 Download Favorites.

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