Saturday, March 12, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - GREEN

The song brings a tear to the eye of anyone who can claim Irish heritage (like me).  It is also a song which speaks for all the mothers who have sent their children off to war although it is said that it also referred to farewelling the mass emigration of the Irish to other countries, never to return.  The boy and background were Googled.  The song is known as "Danny Boy" and also "Londonderry Air". The lyrics were written by Frederic Weatherly.  The tune is from the traditional song "Londonderry Air".


  1. Danny Boy never fails to tug at my heartstrings. What a sad and beautiful song, and I love the little lad with the single tear! Perfect touch!

  2. So adorable illustration and beautiful poem.
    Happy St Patrick's Day xx