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Thread #94716   Message #1851037
Posted By: Dave'sWife
05-Oct-06 - 10:59 AM
Thread Name: 'Danny Boy' at Catholic funeral
Subject: RE: 'Danny Boy' at Catholic funeral
>>"They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love." Anyone remember that old guitar-mass favorite?<<

Remember it well, I do. During the great purge of songs from the folk hymnals in the late 70s, that one went bye bye. I don't recall if it was a copyrtight issue as Joe_Offer mentioned or the possibility that it wasn't "Catholic enough", the 2nd reasons certain songs fell out of use. Even though it was removed from our Hymnals, we continued to use it at the CCD Children's Mass because all the kids knew it by heart.

Incidentally, I just saw a news article on the CNN site that listed Danny Boy in the top ten of all-time funeral favorites.

Poppa gator brings up a good point again - that there is a perefectly suitable liturgical set of lyrics to the tune of Londonderry Air that can be subsituted in Parish's that are srtict on this issue.