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I remember as a young boy I saw Danny Thomas who was Lebanese singing this song and then was told that it was an Irish song. That was very confusing as Danny was not Irish, yet he sang it so well. It is a great song for getting the audience to cry.

Danny Boy

                  C                           C7           F          Dm
  Oh, Danny Boy, the pipes... the pipes are calling,
           G7       C            Am                       Dm   G7 
 From glen to glen and down the mountain side.
                           C            C7                     F  
 The summer's is gone and all the leaves are falling,
                     C           Dm      G7      C
 It's you, it's you must go and I must bide.

 C    Cdim  G7 C                Em                   C
 But come   ye back, when summer's in the meadow,
C     Cdim   G7 Am        F                 Em           Dm    G7 
 And when  the valley's hushed and white with snow.
               C7   C9    F                    C        Am   Am/g
 It's I'll be here in   sunshine or in shadow,

 Am Fm      C/e          Am     Dm7   G7         C 
 Oh, Danny Boy, Oh, Danny Boy, I love you so!

                  C                 C7                         F        Dm
 But when ye come, and all the flowers are dying

            G7         C         Am         Dm    G7
 If I be dead, as dead I well may be.

                         C          C7                        F
 Then come and find the place where I am lying,

                      C        Dm  G7         C
 And kneel and say an Ave there for me.

 C    Cdim  G7   C                  Em                   C
 And I       shall hear, though soft your tread above me,
C     Cdim  G7  Am           F            Em        Dm    G7 
 And all      my grave will warmer, sweeter be.

                      C7      C9  F                       C          Am   Am/g
 And you shall bend, and tell me that you love me,

 Am  Fm        C/e      Am          Dm7   G7        C
 And I   shall sleep in peace un-til you come to me.