Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Danny Boy

How fitting that on this St. Patrick's day, the song "Danny Boy" should strike a chord in me. This song is quite sad, but it is sung beautifully by Ronin Tynan. He is one of the "Three Tenors" and is just amazing. Anyway, here are the lyrics, and also, the song, as sung by Ronin, along with some beautiful Irish countryside, which happens to include sheep and a Border Collie. Happy St. Patrick's day to everyone.

Danny Boy
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 flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well 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 hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

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