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Danny Boy

Ballad written by Frederic Weatherly and usually set to the tune of the "Londonderry Air".

Published: 01 Oct 2011 Updated: 01 Oct 2011Visits: 74Code: UL507

Topic: Irish ukulele leadsheet ANY Subjects: Repertoire

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Danny Boy

Danny Boy is a ballad written by Frederic Weatherly and usually set to the tune of the "Londonderry Air". It is most closely associated with Irish communities.

The words to "Danny Boy" were written by English lawyer and lyricist Frederic Weatherly in 1910. Although the lyrics were originally written for a different tune, Weatherly modified them to fit the "Londonderry Air" in 1913, after his sister-in-law in the U.S. sent him a copy.

Common Keys: ANY

First Melodic Interval: M7 ↑ M2

Danny Boy is in the The Daily Ukulele 365 Songs for Better Living book.

The words to "Danny Boy" were written by English lawyer and lyricist Frederic Weatherly in 1910. Although the lyrics were originally written for a different tune, Weatherly modified them to fit the "Londonderry Air" in 1913, after his sister-in-law in the U.S. sent him a copy.

Common Keys: Any

First Melodic Interval: M7 M2

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Danny Boy - Lead Sheet
Updated: 31 Dec 2016

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Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords. It is the process used to analyze the harmonic structure of a progression, song or composition. This analysis is then used to make scale selections for improvisation and chord substitution.

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Related Song Files, Resources and Assets

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Danny Boy - Lead Sheet Updated: 31 Dec 2016

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