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Danny Boy

based on traditional melody of Derry Air, written by Frederic E. Weatherly

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 are dying
'tis you, 'tis you, must go and I must bide.

But come you back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'tis I'll be there in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
And you will kneel tell me that you love me
I shall sleep in peace until you come to me.

Registration: Gedeckt 8' for solo line for first half then Flute 4' for second half. Accomp. by Duliana 8' and Lieblich Gedeckt 16' on pedal.

recorded/sequenced on the Reuter opus #822 pipe organ, July 13, 2007

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