Who Sang Danny Boy? Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys

Release information
Release Date: 1962-6
length: 2:36
producer: Owen Bradley
banjo: Tony Ellis
double bass: Bessie Lee Mauldin
fiddle: Buddy Spicher and Bobby Joe Lester
guitar: Benny Williams
lead vocals: Bill Monroe
mandolin: Bill Monroe
Lyrics
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, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Little Maggie
  • 2 Bugle Call Rag
  • 3 Toy Heart
  • 4 I'm Going Back to Old Kentucky
  • 5 Live and Let Live
  • 6 Nine Pound Hammer
  • 7 Cotton Fields
  • 8 John Hardy
  • 9 Shady Grove
  • 10 Danny Boy
  • 11 Journey's End
  • 12 Old Joe Clark

  • Release information
    label: Decca Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin