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GUEST,Phil Cooper Origins: History of the Song Danny Boy (48) RE: give me the history of the song Danny Bo 28 Jun 00

The tune itself "Londonderry Aire" is older than the Danny Boy lyrics. There is a text set to the tune in John Gay's Beggar's Opera from the 18th century. Legend has it the tune came from the Fairies.

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