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Favorite version of 'Danny Boy'

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by tous, Jul 16, 2017 at 9:58 PM.

  1. tous

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    All of the threads about good and bad singers and bands has piqued my curiosity; rarely a good thing. :supergrin:

    What is you favorite version of Danny Boy?
    I have heard a bazillion versions, but this is the one that I hear in my dreams. Sung the way it should be, by an incomparable Irish tenor alone.

     
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    my Uncle Dan was a Boston Cop for thirty-plus years and WWII Marine Veteran when he passed at his wake we all sang Danny Boy.
    that was my favorite.
    it was a tradition then at an Irish wake to sing and drink.
     
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    When I attend a funeral of a member of our law enforcement or military, I can pretty well hold it together until Danny Boy or Taps is played, then I pull my handkerchief, with absolutely no shame.
     
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    Taps and volleys in the pouring rain...nothing sadder in this world.
    A late buddy, Irish on his mother's side, made us sing 'Danny Boy' at his wake. Not a dry eye in the house.
    The story behind the song is something as well. Danny has taken the King's shilling and is off to the Army...'you must go, and I must bide...'
    Moon
     
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    Like many here, I have heard that song at more military funerals than I like to count.
    And that reminds me.

    Eric, knowing of your service with the Old Guard, I don't believe I have ever thanked you for seeing the lads and lasses to their final rest.
    That song brings up many memories and I can see the faces of my shipmates that gave all once again.

    Again, Eric, I don't know how you did it, but I am damned glad that you did and I know that the families of our fallen feel the same.
     
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    Amen.
     
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    Yes. Amen.
     
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    When my 89yr old father in law sang it for Senior Saints. He almost got words mixed up but my vision was blurred
     
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