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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[chordsandlyrics][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][/chordsandlyrics]

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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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