Watch the Danny Boy online guitar lesson by John Knowles, C.G.P. from Fingerstyle Journals
"Londonderry Air" is one of those melodies that sounds like it's always existed. It was already a classic when the "Danny Boy" lyrics were added. I sing those lyrics to myself when I play it to help me with the phrasing. The melody stands on its own, but it also invites harmonies and moving lines. For me, it's rich with visual imagery...the Irish countryside...as I imagine it.