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Shine Danny Boy
Credits: Traditional; lyrics by Fred Weatherly; arranged by Katie McMahon
Appears On: Shine
Language: English
Other Versions: "Danny Boy" on Celtic Woman soundtrack
"Danny Boy" on Aoife Ferry's album The Turning Of The Tide
"Danny Boy" on Méav Ní Mhaolchatha's album A Celtic Journey


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 the summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed with ice and snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny Boy, oh Danny Boy, I love you so

But when you come and 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 though soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warmer, sweeter be
If you will bend and tell me that you love me
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me