Danny Boy

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Traditional Music
Lyrics by Frederick Weatherly

VERSE 1

A7        D                             G 
Oh, Danny Boy the pipes, the pipes, are calling 

             D                          A7 
From glen to glen, and down the mountainside,

             D                 D7    G 
The summer's gone, and all the roses falling,

               D        A7             D 
It's you, it's you must go, and I must bide.

    A7      D         G        A7     D 
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow,

   A7       D        G          D          A7 
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow,

             D7      G              D7 G 
It's I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow,

    A7    D             A7              D 
Oh, Danny Boy, oh Danny Boy, I love you so! 

  
VERSE 2

A7          D                             G 
But when ye come, and all the flow'rs are dying,

        D                        A7 
If I am dead, as dead I well may be,

               D                    D7   G 
Ye'll come and find the place where I am lying,

              D      A7            D 
And kneel and say an Ave there for me;

    A7      D           G        A7     D 
And I shall hear though soft you tread above me,

    A7     D          G       D       A7 
And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be,

             D7       G                D7   G 
For you will bend and tell me that you love me,

    A7      D                A7              D 
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me!

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A7 D Major D7 G Major
Guitar A7 D Major D7 G Major
Mandolin A7 D Major D7 G Major
Piano A7 D Major D7 G Major
Ukulele A7 D Major D7 G Major