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.
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.
The chords to Danny Boy are presented in the key G major. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys.