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Danny Boy – Jim Reeves (1961)

1) 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 dying.
’t Is 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.

2) But when you come,
and all the roses falling.
If I am dead,
as dead I may well be.
Go out and find
the place where I am lying.
And kneel and say,
an Ave there for me.

And I will hear,
tho’ soft your tread above me.
And then my grave,
will warm and sweeter be.
For you shall bend,
and tell me that you love me.
And I will sleep in peace,
until you come to me.

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