The Leprechaun Brothers

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The YouTube entry says “Clearly the three best singers the Muppets have ever had to offer, together at last.” The Leprechaun Brothers perform Danny Boy in honor of St. Patrick's Day. -via Boing Boing

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"Danny Boy" has probably made more adults cry than any other song in history, First, its tune, "Londonderry Air", is absolutely lovely. Secondly, it was first popularized in 1915, and became a ballad sung to the fallen of WWI.

The lyrics:

Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountainside.
The summer's gone, and all the roses falling.
'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 there in sunshine or in shadow.
Oh Danny Boy, Oh Danny Boy, I love you so.

But when ye come, and all the flowers are dying
If I'm dead, as dead I well may be.
Ye'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an Ave there for me.
And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me,
And o'er my grave will warmer, sweeter be,
For you will bend and tell me that you love me,
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me.
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