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Danny boy [electronic resource] : The Legend Of The Beloved Irish Ballad. Malachy McCourt.

McCourt, Malachy. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780762455003 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2014.

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Summary, etc.: Everyone can hum this haunting Irish ballad that inevitably brings a tear to the eye. The most requested Irish song, it has been recorded by a variety of performers ranging from Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, and Kate Smith to the Pogues. The complete story of this moving tune has been shrouded in mystery until now. Where did "Danny Boy" originate, who actually wrote the lyrics, and is it even Irish? Acclaimed novelist, actor, memoirist, screenwriter, playwright, and raconteur, Malachy McCourt, turns his Irish eye to the song's complex history and myths in an eloquent ode to this classic. He traces the evolution of the music, which is one of more than 100 songs composed to the very same tune, including the familiar "Londonderry Air," and explores the enduring mystique of "Danny Boy" in an unforgettable tribute that brilliantly weaves history with folklore.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Running Press, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 634 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 382 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
History.
Genre: Electronic books.

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