Oh Danny Boy. A small tribute to my Father, Vern Dunn

I’m sitting here in my small house, while my 5 year old daughter asleep 2 feet away from me.   I’m formating the family computer, and listening to Ray Price on my ipod.   I’ts one of those random moments that make you appreciate life that come out of nowhere.

One of the songs that instantly hits me like a ton of bricks is Danny Boy by Ray Price.    My father loved this song, and sent it to me when I was  on my mission.   My father passed away in 1993, and this song always reminds me of him.   It’s A great song.   Thinking of my father and watching my daughter sleep reminds me how beautiful this life is, and how short it is.

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. 


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