Shanghai Jim (shanghai_jim) wrote in little_details,
Shanghai Jim

"Danny Boy" but not the traditional ballad

I was on hold with Northwest Airlines of all places listening to what sounded like alternative or contemporary folk on their line when on came a song whose refrain started out "Danny boy". It was not the old Irish air. The singer was male, American-accented if that counts for anything, youngish, it was guitar-based, and somewhat wistful. I'd call it alternative or pop-folk. Does anybody out there have any possibilities for me to search on?

I did a search on Google, but you can imagine what pops up with only "danny boy lyrics" as your terms. I also searched iTunes with "Danny" in the title and focusing on Alternative and Singer-Songwriter, and did come across one good song -- "Danny Boy" by Greenwich -- but although I bought it and like it, I don't think that's the one.

How would you go about finding this song? Or any song if all you have is a bit of lyric and a vague idea of a genre/kind of artist?

EDIT: Haven't found it yet but the search suggestions and community links are wonderful. Thanks
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