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Danny boy

Postby colonel snow » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:31 pm

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Re: Danny boy

Postby Suspicious Minds » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:00 pm

A background story:

‘The real story behind Danny Boy, the beloved Irish ballad’

By Tom Deignan, September 03, 2018 - 03:18 AM

https://www.google.be/amp/s/www.irishce ... ballad.amp
Don't take yourself too seriously ;-)

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Re: Danny boy

Postby Colin B » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:04 pm

Suspicious Minds wrote:A background story:

‘The real story behind Danny Boy, the beloved Irish ballad’

By Tom Deignan, September 03, 2018 - 03:18 AM

https://www.google.be/amp/s/www.irishce ... ballad.amp



Thanks for that !

They still haven't really found out exactly what the lyrics mean !

At school, we used to sing the same tune [Londonderry Air] as a hymn with words that were just as baffling: 'O, Son of Man, our hero strong & tender'.

No idea what that was all about...
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Re: Danny boy

Postby Suspicious Minds » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:07 am

Colin B wrote:
Suspicious Minds wrote:A background story:

‘The real story behind Danny Boy, the beloved Irish ballad’

By Tom Deignan, September 03, 2018 - 03:18 AM

https://www.google.be/amp/s/www.irishce ... ballad.amp



Thanks for that !

They still haven't really found out exactly what the lyrics mean !

At school, we used to sing the same tune [Londonderry Air] as a hymn with words that were just as baffling: 'O, Son of Man, our hero strong & tender'.

No idea what that was all about...


The meaning is in the ear (and mind) of the listener!
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Re: Danny boy

Postby Colin B » Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:04 am

Just in case someone would like Elvis' own personal acetate of Danny Boy:

[And has £2,995 handy]


Danny Boy Acetate - Eil.com.JPG
Danny Boy Acetate.JPG
Danny Boy Acetate [Label].JPG
Danny Boy Acetate [Label] 2.JPG
Danny Boy Acetate - Certificate.JPG


Assume this will be the master take [T10].

We've had all the available outtakes, anyway [takes 1-4 were erased].
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Re: Danny boy

Postby Private Presley » Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:52 am

So Elvis was no composer but I noticed he made some lyric changes in this song
"All the roses falling" to "all the roses dying"

"It's you, it's you" to "'Tis you, 'tis you"

"And I shall sleep in peace" to "And I shall rest in peace"

Elvis sings the songs in the words that means something to him …. He is definitely not a technical singer.
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