3 pages | PDF | 636.5 KB"Danny Boy" is a traditional Irish folk melody composed by Frederick Weatherly. It is most commonly performed in the key of D♭ major and B♭ minor, with 21 measures in total. The song is characterized by its melancholic, lyrical quality, and is often used to express emotions of longing, regret, and fond memories. Its poetic lyrics, which center around themes of love and loss, have been set to many different musical arrangements and inspired many different interpretations throughout the years. The classic melody has been recorded by countless artists and is a staple of Irish music culture.