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'Danny Boy'

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'Danny Boy'

'Danny Boy'

'Danny Boy'

Only Available in Archive Formats.

There's a flap over Danny Boy in some Catholic parishes. The unofficial anthem of Irish-America is considered too secular by some church officials. But for some of the faithful in the pews, it just wouldn't be a funeral without Danny Boy, and they're committed to having their song sung.