Stephen Colbert Commissioned a New and Less Depressing Version of ‘Danny Boy’

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To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day yesterday, Stephen Colbert decided to commission a new version of “Danny Boy” so it would be less full of depressing death references and more of a hopeful, joyful song full of life. He shared the results during last night’s Late Show with the help of tenor Karl Scully. “Why does this song have to be so sad? Haven’t the Irish been through enough?” Colbert says. “I mean…famine, wars, Liam Neeson’s daughter repeatedly taken?”

Stephen Colbert Commissioned a New and Less Depressing […]