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Frank Howe Lyr Req: Oh Danny Boy! (39) Lyr Add: DANNY BOY 17 Mar 99

I know it's in the database but here's a St. Paddy's Day present - lyrics to Danny Boy with an extra middle verse. I know this is sacrilegious but I wrote this because there are three folks in our group who like to sing this song; so now we don't fight - we all sing it.


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 leaves are falling.
It's you, it's you must go and I must bide.
But come ye back when summer's on the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow.
It's I'll be here in sunlight or in shadow.
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

Oh Danny boy, think not upon your sorrow
Or on the journey to that distant shore.
Keep safe mo chroi (mo cree) and seek that grand tomorrow
Where Erin's leanai (lanwee) starve and die no more.
And tell your children of their father's country.
Give them our love, our stories, and our song.
Give them a life of freedom, faith, and dignity
And bring them home when Eire's ours once more.

And when ye come, the roses all are dying
And if I'm dead as dead I well might 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 you tread above me
And all my grave shall warmer, sweeter be
And you will kneel and tell me that you love me
And I shall rest in peace 'til you come to me.

Beannachtaˇ na F‚ile P graig, agat!

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