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Danny Boy

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

PUBLISHED: Oct 1, 2011 • UPDATED: Oct 1, 2011 • VIEWS: 5 • LESSON CODE: UL507

Instruments: ukulele leadsheet ANY Subjects: repertoire

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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


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Danny Boy - Lead Sheet
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

The Irish classic.

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Danny Boy - Lead Sheet
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

The Irish classic.

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