Danny Boy

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C Am C Dm7 F - C Em C Am Dm Dm7
G C Am C Dm7 F - C Em G C
F Am Em G Em C 
Am F G C Dm Dm7
GC C7 F Dm7 C Cm7 Am - C G F G C

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 ye back when summers on the meadow
or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
tis i'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
o danny boy, o danny boy, i love you so


and when you come and all the flowers are dying
if i am dead - as dead i well may be -
you'll come and find a place where i am lying
and kneel and say an ave there for me;

and i shall hear though soft your tread above me
and all my grave shall warmer, sweeter be
for you will bend and tell me that you love me
and i shall lie in peace until you come to me.

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