Danny Boy - guitar tab, notes and lyrics
"Londonderry Air" originates from County Londonderry of Northern Ireland (air is from the Italian aria). The composer of the music is unknown, although a few names has turned up in various speculations. The lyrics of the best known version "Danny Boy" which is actually a modern version of "Londonderry Air" (a.k.a. "Derry Air"), is written by Frederic Weatherly.
Danny Boy (full accompaniment)
"Danny Boy" ("Londonderry Air") for guitar with full accompaniment. Free download in pdf-file and audio.
Danny Boy guitar accompaniment
Danny Boy for flute
"Danny Boy" for flute in the key of C. Free download in pdf-file and audio.
Danny Boy flute
Danny Boy (only melody)
"Danny Boy" standard and tablature notation for guitar.
Tips on how to learn this song
This song is often played slow (listen to the audio above), although different tempos can be applied. Noticing the 32-bar structure together with the repeating patterns will get familiar with the melody more easily.
Key, time, tuning and tempo
Information about "Danny Boy" considering musical key, time signature, tuning and bpm.
The presented version of Danny Boy is played in the key of F.
The song is played in 4/4 tempo (counted one, two, three, four for each measure)
The song is normally played in standard tuning (EADGBE).
The tempo in beats per minute is 80 for the presented version.