Sunday, May 2, 2021

Danny Boy by Emma Sophia (age 4)

Daddy this was your favorite song.
Since I was a little girl...
You asked me to recite it while
I was standing on your grave,
after you passed.
I did that first year and will any time I visit.

"If I am dead, as dead I well may be,
You'll come and find the place where I am lying,
And kneel and say an Ave there for me.
And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me,
And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be,
For you will bend and tell me that you love me,
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me!"

Two years ago today you were laid to rest.


Jon said...

What a very touching and incredible video. I have no doubt that your Father is listening.

Mevely317 said...

Oh, my heart! What a precious child; I love how she clearly enunciates every word.
Yes, I believe our fathers are always listening.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

An amazing performance both for her age and the clarity of her voice, and a lovely remembrance of your father as well.

jack69 said...

Beautiful video and tribute. The comments above register in my heart. YOu out did yourself on this one, oh yes, your father is proud, that is for sure.
The BEST your way as you hold the memory.
Sherry & jack in NC

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a sweet tribute fr your dad. Danny Boy was one of my husbands favorite songs. He loved to listen to it.

Red Rose Alley said...

I remember this song, and this is a special version sung by this young child. This was a nice post thinking of your dear Dad. I used to visit my Dad and Mom at the cemetery in my old town, and I really miss that. It's nice that you were close to your Dad, Taryterre. I was also, and I lost mine when I was only 28. But they are always with us, aren't they?