Danny Boy

Original Text: 
Peg o' My Heart and Other Favorite Song Hits 1912 & 1913, ed. Stanley Appelbaum (New York: Dover, 1989): 20-24.
1Oh, Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
2From glen to glen, and down the mountain side,
3The summer's gone, and all the roses falling
4It's you, it's you must go, and I must bide.
5But come ye back when summer's in the meadow,
6Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow,
7It's I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow,
8Oh, Danny Boy, oh Danny Boy, I love you so.
9But when ye come, and all the flow'rs are dying,
10If I am dead, as dead I well may be,
11Ye'll come and find the place where I am lying,
12And kneel and say an Ave there for me;
13And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me,
14And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be,
15For you will bend and tell me that you love me,
16And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me!
Publication Start Year: 
1913
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2010
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