Friday, February 20, 2009

Danny Boy

(Song review starts at 1:12)
Words by Fred E. Weatherly. Melody, traditional Irish: Londonderry Air
Rise Up Singing chapter: Love, p.122
C - F - / C - Dm G / C - F - / C G C -
C F C - / Am FC G - / C F C Am / C DmG C -

Here's how I do it; almost the same. The difference was taught me by Carey Loomis of The Solo Committee:
C - F - / C - Dm G / C - F - / C G C CF(this is the lead-up F for the next line)
Am F C CF / Am FC G - / C F C Am / C DmG C -

O 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 dying
'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
O Danny Boy, o Danny Boy, I love you so ... (there's another verse)

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