Soon it will be time to wear “The Green” again.
And as usual tears will come to my ears when I hear this song;
Oh, Danny boy,the pipes,the pipes are calling,
From glen to glen and down the mountain side.
The summers gone,and all the flowers are dying,
Tis you,Tis you must go and I must bide
But come you back when summers in the meadow,
And when the valley is 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 though 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
Frederic Weatherly-1848-1929. Words to the tune of Londonderry Air.
I wish my Irish friends far and wide Slàinte, May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest of your past.