Danny Boy

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Ha, good ol’ Georgie.

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Shure t’would bring a tear to a glass eye!!!

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He’d sound good behind me, me on mandolin obviously.

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Ah, an shure an’ all, shweet shoul mushic!
Wish I could play the fiddle as well as he is able to play that guitar….shigh.

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Ugh! 😛 That is one of the worst takes I’ve heard…

Now if only Robert Johnson were around to give it a go, with some adjustments to the usual lyrics… 😎

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~ brought a tear to my eyes…

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Don’t forget that it was an old Irish air called Maidin in mBéara (Morning in Béara) before someone added the sugary lyrics and ruined it forever.

The best version I ever heard was by Peter Browne on the pipes.

The problem is that if anyone goes near it now, it’s always associated with soppy Irish Americans.

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A beautiful song and air.

In the Muppets video, did I spot my hero and inspiration "Animal", second best drummer of all time.

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We played a 90th birthday party yesterday, they had requested Irish music, as well as a bunch of other stuff (like Willie Nelson). One of the grand daughters was asked to sing Danny Boy, so we obliged. (She was very good, BTW). I thought it was sweet, and appropriate, as an Irish American tribute to her grandma.

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Well said Wyogal, let the begrudgers moan and pretend to be "purists". If a tune is good, it doesn’t matter how hackneyed it becomes.

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Now let’s have a rendering by Ravi Shankar.