We know that “Danny Boy” is the most-popular Irish American ballad of all but do you know the lyrics? We’re here to put you out of your misery! Learn these by next St. Patrick’s Day.

We’ve all been there. A St. Patrick’s Day event, a loved one’s funeral, an Irish American celebration of any kind in fact! Someone will invariably start to belt out the beloved Irish American ballad and you’re left mumbling until the crescendo “Danny Boy” comes around again.

Well no more.

Here for your educational pleasure are the lyrics to no doubt the most-popular Irish American ballad of all time.

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"Danny Boy"

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 flowers are dying

'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow

Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow

'Tis I'll be here 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, tho' 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'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

Who sings your favorite version of "Danny Boy"? Johnny Cash? Celtic Woman? Let us know in the comments section below.

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