About the Song

Conway Twitty’s rendition of “Danny Boy” is a poignant interpretation of the classic Irish ballad. Originally written by English songwriter Frederic Weatherly in 1913, “Danny Boy” has become a timeless favorite, cherished for its haunting melody and emotional lyrics.

Featured on Twitty’s album “Danny Boy and Other Songs I Love to Sing,” his version of the song showcases his powerful vocals and heartfelt delivery. Twitty’s ability to infuse the song with depth and sincerity resonates with listeners, capturing the essence of longing and nostalgia expressed in the lyrics.

On the charts, “Danny Boy” achieved moderate success, reflecting Twitty’s enduring popularity among country music enthusiasts. While it may not have reached the top of the charts, its impact on listeners is undeniable, with Twitty’s interpretation adding a new dimension to this beloved classic.

With its timeless appeal and universal themes of love and loss, “Danny Boy” continues to captivate audiences of all ages. Twitty’s rendition pays homage to the song’s rich history while adding his own unique touch, ensuring its legacy lives on for generations to come.

Through his heartfelt performance, Twitty brings new life to “Danny Boy,” cementing its status as a cherished classic in the realm of country music. His rendition serves as a testament to his talent as a vocalist and his ability to connect with listeners on a deeply emotional level.

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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 roses dying
‘Tis you, ’tis you must go and I must bye

But come ye back when summer’s in the meadow
Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow
And I’ll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy I love you so

But if he come and all the roses dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
He’ll come here and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an ava there for me

And I shall feel, oh soft you tread above me
And then my grave will richer, sweeter be
For you will bend and tell me that you love me
And I shall rest in peace until you come to me