Danny Boy

Traditional, new tune and arrangement by Alexandria Wilkie

Listen to it: Guilt, Angst & Fairy Tales

Guitar chords 
Verse A: | Em       | Am       | Em       | Em      |
         | C        | Em       | B7       | B7      |
         | Em       | Am       | Em       | C       |
         | Em       | B7       | C        | Em      |

Verse B: | Em       | G        | Am       | G       |
         | Em       | Em       | Am       | B7      |
         | G        | Em  B7   | Am       | C       |
         | Em       | B7       | Em       | Em      |

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and cross the mountain side
The summer’s gone, and all the flowers are dying
‘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.

*Optional verse that we usually cut out:
In Derry Vale, amid the Foyle’s dark waters,
**The salmon leap, beside the surging weir.
**The seabirds call, I still can hear them calling
*In night’s long dreams of those I hold so dear.

Oh, tarrying years, fly faster, ever faster,
I long to see that vale belov’d so well,
I long to know that I am not forgotten,
And there in home I come in peace at last to dwell.

Instrumental break

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And 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 ye tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you’ll not fail to tell me that you love me
I’ll simply sleep in peace until you come to me