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Jackie Wilson Danny Boy

Jackie Wilson Danny Boy


For a completely different take on the traditional Irish folk song “Danny Boy,” there’s Jackie Wilson’s version. He absolutely loved this song. He sang it with the breadth of his vocal range and made it his own. Wilson performed it many times and recorded it more than once. He recorded it on Gee Records in 1952. There were also versions for his He’s So Fine album in 1958. and his 1965 Soul Time album. The 1965 rendition went to #25 on the U.S. R&B chart in the top 100 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Without further ado, check it out.

Here are the lyrics to “Danny Boy” by Jackie Wilson:

Oh, Danny boy
The pipes, the pipes are calling, yeah
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer’s gone, and all the roses falling, oh
It’s you, it’s you, you must go and I must bide

But come ye back when summer is in the meadow
And when the valley’s, they’re hushed and white with snow
Then, then I’ll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh, Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so

But come to me, my darling, darling say you love me
If I am dead, I’m dead I will may be
You’ll come and find, find the place where I am lying
And kneel, kneel and say, and say an ave, an ave there for
For me

For other songs by Jackie Wilson: “Lonely Teardrops,” “Night,” and “Baby Workout.”

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