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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.