A lavishly illustrated, in-depth look at 100 of the most influential popular songs of the 20th century, with information on the singers, songwriters and sessions. 160 illustrations.Ironically, the lyric was actually written by an Englishman, Frederick Weatherly, who wrote song lyrics as a profitable sideline. And he wrote ... Oh Danny Boy and the equally sad a#39;Roses of Picardya#39; (see page 39) are probably the best known. AIthough a ... More recently Shane McGowan and Eric Clapton have recorded versions, and the melody was played at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.
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