We've been looking for lead sheets and copyright-free dulcimer tablature for "Danny Boy" lately, and I think I've found something we can play (with the usual revisions and general noodling around) at our sessions. A version of Clapton's song chart and chords in D is available on line, along with other lead sheets and tablature. Here are links to:
- Lyrics w/ chords -- Eric Clapton's version: http://www.bellandcomusic.com/support-files/danny-boy.pdf.
- Lyrics w/ chords -- a simpler version by the Brobdingnagian Bards, a "Celtic Renaissance duo" of Austin, Texas: http://www.thebards.net/music/lyrics/Danny_Boy.shtml.
- Dulcimer tab w/ chords by Ron Zuckerman, who does tab for several dulcimer clubs down South: http://www.everythingdulcimer.com/files/tab/danny_boy.pdf
As usual, we'll probably have to do a little adjusting to make the hot-off-the-internet arrangements work together.
A couple of YouTube Clips:
Eric Clapton -- finger-style acoustic guitar:
John McDermott, the Scottish-Canadian baritone -- a cappella: