A new life at 67.Can a woman start all over again?

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.


Comments on: "St Patricks Day is on the Seventeenth" (4)

  1. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you. ‘Danny Boy’ is also one of my favourites – such a moving melody.

  2. Interestingly, Frederick Weatherly was and Englishman who never once set foot in Ireland. Just one of history’s little ironies, I guess.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day, anyway!


  3. Thankyou Selma,but after the tears it was good to pay a visit to “Smoke and Mirrors”

  4. Hi Smith
    Indeed ironical,but his ancestors must have been Irish.

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