Oh, Donnie Bird …… πŸ€πŸŒΉπŸ₯€

Inspiration and underlying photo courtesy Sandra:

https://intothelightadventures.com/preparing-for-take-off/

Please! Please! Not another stupid song parody?

YES!!!!!!

Oh, Donnie Bird, the sandpipers, the sandpipers are cawing

From Glen to Dale, and Biff ‘down by the river side.’

Tis summer’s gone, and all the leaves are falling,

Tis you, tis you must go. And me?

Commit suicide!

But “come on down” when summer’s in the meadow,

Or when Glen’s stoned, white cocaine on his beak,

Tis I’ll be here whether with Sonny or that hot stripper Stormy Feathers,

Oh, Donnie Bird, Oh, Donnie Bird, we do Coo and Love you so!

For Sure!

He Twas Never Imperched!

☘️☘️☘️……πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€……☘️☘️☘️

Some History Please:

In Bath, Somerset in 1910, English lawyer & lyricist Frederic Weatherly initially wrote the words to “Danny Boy” to a tune other than “Londonderry Air,” after his Irish-born sister-in-law Margaret, (known as Jess) in the United States sent him a copy of “Londonderry Air” in 1913 (an alternative version of the story has her singing the air to him in 1912 with different lyrics), Weatherly modified the lyrics of “Danny Boy” to fit the rhyme and meter of “Londonderry Air.”

Weatherly gave the song to the vocalist Elsie Griffin, who made it one of the most popular songs in the new century. In 1915, Ernestine Schumann-Heink produced the first recording of “Danny Boy”.

27 Comments Add yours

  1. Sandra J says:

    Very nice πŸ™‚ , and good history on the song, I have not heard that song in ages. Love it.

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    1. Halbarbera says:

      Glad you liked it……

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  2. hcmorris77 says:

    oh Danny bird
    poor Danny bird

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    1. hcmorris77 says:

      my son learned the song while homeschooling…

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      1. Halbarbera says:

        Maybe he can sing this version at school sans the cocaine and hot stripper!

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      2. hcmorris77 says:

        haha…he’s done with school
        but, unbeknownst to me until a couple days ago – he knows the lyrics to ‘People Are Strange’ by the Doors. I used to listen to the Doors all the time…still like the Doors, just don’t get to listen to them as much anymore.

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      3. Halbarbera says:

        A future Rocker?

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      4. hcmorris77 says:

        I doubt it but he could possibly do something behind the scenes, who knows

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      5. Halbarbera says:

        If he taps his fingers like drumsticks and rocks his head sideways … beware!

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    2. Halbarbera says:

      Suicide was the only viable option!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. judybarbera says:

    It’s funny … clever … and that poor cute bird!

    Suicide!???

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  4. Halbarbera says:

    Suicide was all he wrote!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Weatherly is turning over in his grave!πŸ˜‚

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    1. Halbarbera says:

      Yes! Especially since Donnie Bird was never Imperched!

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  6. Wow, I learned the history behind the song “Danny Boy”.

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    1. Halbarbera says:

      Thanks! One of my all-time favorites.

      The song β€œDanny Boy” has come to symbolize the Irish Diaspora and Irish national pride. But its author was not Irish at all. Frederic Edward Weatherly (1848-1929) was a busy English lawyer who also wrote novels, children’s books, libretti, and the lyrics to some 1500 ballads and songs.

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      1. Wow, that is so interesting!

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      2. Halbarbera says:

        Thanks! You see, lawyers can sometimes act like real people too!

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  7. Glen would be a stoner.

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    1. Halbarbera says:

      Yes! A stoner bird he be!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Moises Ramos says:

    Comedy and a history lesson, a good one two punch!

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    1. Halbarbera says:

      πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ‘†πŸ½πŸ₯΄πŸ€›πŸΌπŸ€˜πŸ»πŸ€ΉπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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  9. gemstrong63 says:

    Very funny lyrics and now I have you to thank for that tune running around in my head on a loop! LOL x

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    1. Halbarbera says:

      Thanks…Danny Boy is one of my favorite tunes. Sing or hum it to β€˜The Boy!’

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      1. gemstrong63 says:

        The Boy is called Danny lol

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      2. Halbarbera says:

        A very soulful song…
        A very soulful boy…
        Paddles aside!

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