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Sunlight and shadow

Posted by ESC on January 25, 2002 at

In Reply to: Sunlight and shadow posted by Tony Zavaleta on January 24, 2002

: Does anyone know if these two words being used together has a basis in literature? Thanks for the help!

Well...for starters, there are the words to:

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'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 here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

(The tune was possibly composed by Rory Dall O'Cahan (also known as Rory Dall Morison because of living in Scotland many years) in the 1600's. These words were written by Frederick Edward Weatherly in 1913. According to The Fireside Book of American Folk Songs the first words set to the music were those of Londonderry Air. Thomas Moore (1770-1852) also wrote a set of lyrics to the tune (My Gentle Harp).

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