Oh Danny Boy–What do the words mean?

“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 falling
‘Tis you, ’tis you must go and I must bide.

 

My newest sweet romance full-length novel, Oh Danny Boy, is set in Ireland.

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Danny Boy is one of the first songs that comes to mind when thinking or singing about Ireland. Ironically, this piece was written by Frederick Weatherly, a lawyer and lyricist, who was an Englishman!

No one knows the true meaning of the lyrics, although some thoughts are:

A girl saying goodbye to her sweetheart.

A young man leaving his homeland and parents behind.

Parents saying goodbye to their son and/or sending their son off to war.

What do you think the words to Oh Danny Boy mean?

Leave your comments below.

 

Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and live in an old house forever needing renovations.

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About Josie

Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and live in an old house forever needing renovations. Send her an email at: josieriviera@aol.com
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4 Responses to Oh Danny Boy–What do the words mean?

  1. A girl sending her lover to war.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Josie says:

    That’s what I’ve always heard, Linda.

    Like

  3. marymarvella says:

    I agree with you and Linda!

    Liked by 1 person

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