Inspiration and underlying photo courtesy Sandra:
Please! Please! Not another stupid song parody?
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?
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!
He Twas Never Imperched!
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”.