Danny Boy – lyrics and chords

The lyrics to Danny Boy were written by Fred Weatherly in 1910. Weatherly was an English lawyer who also carved a successful career for himself as a songwriter of some note.

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The lyrics were first set to a completely different melody and the song proved unsuccessful. It was only when Weatherly set the Danny Boy lyrics to the Londonderry Air that the song really took off.

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G7 
Oh Danny  
C 
Boy, the pipes, the  
C7 
pipes are  
F 
calling
 
From glen to  
C 
glen, and  
Em 
down the  
F 
mountain 
 
 
G7 
side
G7 
The summer’s  
C 
gone, and all the  
C7 
flowers are  
F 
dying
 
‘Tis you, ’tis  
C 
you must  
Dm 
go and  
G7 
I must  
C 
bide.
G7 
 
But come ye  
Am 
back when  
F 
summer’s 
 
 
G7 
in the  
C 
meadow
 
Or when the  
Am 
valley’s 
 
 
F 
hushed and  
Em 
white with  
D7 
snow 
 
 
G7 
 
‘Tis I’ll be  
C 
here in  
F 
sunshine or in  
C Am 
shadow
 
Oh Danny  
C 
Boy, oh Danny  
F 
Boy, I  
G7 
love you  
C G7 
so.
 
G7 
And if you  
C 
come, when all the  
C7 
flowers are  
F 
dying
 
And I am  
C 
dead, as  
Em 
dead I  
F 
well may  
G7 
be
G7 
You’ll come and  
C 
find the place where  
C7 
I am  
F 
lying
 
And kneel and  
C 
say an  
Dm 
”Ave” 
 
 
G7 
there for  
C 
me.
G7 
 
And I shall  
Am 
hear, though  
F 
soft you  
G7 
tread 
 
 
C 
above 
 
me
 
And all my  
Am 
dreams will  
F 
warm and  
Em 
sweeter 
 
 
D7 
be
G7 
 
If you’ll not  
C 
fail to  
F 
tell me that you  
C 
love 
 
 
Am 
me
 
I’ll sleep in  
C 
peace 
 
un
F 
til you  
G7 
come to  
C 
me.
G7 

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[G7]Oh Danny [C]Boy, the pipes, the [C7]pipes are [F] calling
From glen to [C]glen, and [Em]down the [F]mountain [G7]side
[G7]The summer’s [C]gone, and all the [C7]flowers are [F]dying
‘Tis you, ’tis [C]you must [Dm]go and [G7]I must [C]bide.[G7]
But come ye [Am]back when [F]summer’s [G7]in the [C]meadow
Or when the [Am]valley’s [F]hushed and [Em]white with [D7]snow [G7]
‘Tis I’ll be [C]here in [F]sunshine or in [C Am]shadow
Oh Danny [C]Boy, oh Danny [F]Boy, I [G7]love you [C G7]so.

[G7]And if you [C]come, when all the [C7]flowers are [F]dying
And I am [C]dead, as [Em]dead I [F]well may [G7]be
[G7]You’ll come and [C]find the place where [C7]I am [F]lying
And kneel and [C]say an [Dm]”Ave” [G7]there for [C]me.[G7]
And I shall [Am]hear, though [F]soft you [G7]tread [C]above me
And all my [Am]dreams will [F]warm and [Em]sweeter [D7]be[G7]
If you’ll not [C]fail to [F]tell me that you [C]love [Am]me
I’ll sleep in [C]peace un[F]til you [G7]come to [C]me.[G7]

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