Danny Boy lyrics were written in 1910
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.
Danny Boy lyrics and chords in just two magical verses
G7Oh DannyCBoy, the pipes, theC7pipes areFcallingFrom glen toCglen, andEmdown theFmountainG7sideG7The summer’sCgone, and all theC7flowers areFdying‘Tis you, ’tisCyou mustDmgo andG7I mustCbide.G7But come yeAmback whenFsummer’sG7in theCmeadowOr when theAmvalley’sFhushed andEmwhite withD7snowG7‘Tis I’ll beChere inFsunshine or inC AmshadowOh DannyCBoy, oh DannyFBoy, IG7love youC G7so.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~G7And if youCcome, when all theC7flowers areFdyingAnd I amCdead, asEmdead IFwell mayG7beG7You’ll come andCfind the place whereC7I amFlyingAnd kneel andCsay anDm“Ave”G7there forCme.G7And I shallAmhear, thoughFsoft youG7treadCabovemeAnd all myAmdreams willFwarm andEmsweeterD7beG7If you’ll notCfail toFtell me that youCloveAmmeI’ll sleep inCpeaceunFtil youG7come toCme.G7