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Danny Boy



Danny Boy was written in 1913 by Frederic Edward Weatherly, with music adapted from the Irish song Londonderry Air. The song has been recorded countless times over the years by such artists as Ernestine Shumank-Heink (Victor 88592) in 1918, Gracie Fields (Victor 26377) in 1939, the Glenn Miller Orchestra (Bluebird 10612) in 1940, Bing Crosby (Decca 18570) in 1943 (the flip side of I’ll Be Home for Christmas), Conway Twitty (MGM 12826) in late 1959 (a #10 hit on the Hot 100 chart), and Ray Price (Columbia 44042) in 1967 (a #9 country hit). Danny Boy has served as Danny Thomas’s theme song for years and was the theme of the radio series The O’Neills. It was one of the songs played at Elvis’s funeral.Elvis recorded Danny Boy on the night of February 5-6, 1976, at Graceland. Recently, a home recording made while Elvis was in the army was discovered.


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 roses dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bye

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
And I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy I love you so

But if he come and all the roses dying
And I am dead, as dead I will may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an ave there for me

And I shall feel, oh soft you tread above me
And then my grave will richer, sweeter be
For you will bend and tell me that you love me
And I shall rest in peace until you come to me


(Oh Danny boy, I love you so)


Where it was released:
Released for the first time on the LP From Elvis Presley Boulevard »

- From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis Tennessee (1976) »

- Walk a Mile in my Shoes – The Essential 70’s Masters (1995)

- More Romantics (1997)

- Platinum – A Life In Music (1997)

- A Golden Celebration (1998)

- A Touch of Platinum, Volume 2 (1998)

- Burbank '68 (1999) – FTD »

- In a Private Moment (2000) – FTD »

- The Jungle Room Sessions (2000) – FTD »

- Tucson '76 (2000) - FTD »

- Legendary Elvis Presley (2000)

- 50 Years 50 Hits (2001)

- From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee (2012) - FTD »

– Elvis in Alabama (2015) - FTD »

– A Date With Elvis (2017) - FTD »

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