♫ Danny’s Song ♫

Danny’s Song was written by singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins, as a gift for his brother Danny for the birth of his son, Colin.  Although Anne Murray made it famous in 1973, taking the song to #7 in the US, this is more associated with Kenny Loggins, and frankly I like the Loggins/Messina version best.  However, since I realize that my opinion is not the only one that counts, I offer both, so you can take your pick.

Danny’s Song
Kenny Loggins

People smile and tell me I’m the lucky one
And we’ve just begun
Think I’m gonna have a son
He will be like she and me, as free as a dove
Conceived in love
Sun is gonna shine above

And even though we ain’t got money
I’m so in love with you honey
And everything will bring a chain of love
And in the mornin’ when I rise
Bring a tear of joy to my eyes
And tell me everything is gonna be alright

Seems as though a month ago I was Beta Chi
Never got high
Oh, was a sorry guy
And now I smile and face the girl that shares my name, yeah
Now I’m through with the game
This boy’ll never be the same

And even though we ain’t got money
I’m so in love with you honey
And everything will bring a chain of love
And in the mornin’ when I rise
Bring a tear of joy to my eyes
And tell me everything is gonna be all right

Pisces Virgo rising is a very good sign
Strong and kind
And the little boy is mine
Now I see a family where there once was none
Now we’ve just begun
Yeah we’re gonna fly to the sun

And even though we ain’t got money
I’m so in love with you honey
And everything will bring a chain of love
And in the mornin’ when I rise
You bring a tear of joy to my eyes
And tell me everything is gonna be all right

Love the girl who holds the world in a paper cup
Drink it up
Love her and she’ll bring you luck
And if you find she helps your mind
Buddy, take her home
Yeah, don’t you live alone
Try to earn what lovers own

And even though we ain’t got money
I’m so in love with you honey
And everything will bring a chain of love
And in the mornin’ when I rise
You bring a tear of joy to my eyes
And tell me everything is gonna be alright

Songwriters: Kenneth Clark Loggins
Danny’s Song lyrics © Gnossos Music / Milk Money Music

19 thoughts on “♫ Danny’s Song ♫

  1. Hi Jill, you’re on a roll! Another all time favorite, but one of those songs just impossible to cover. Ms Murray’s version is nice but doesn’t have the same magic. This original is the bee’s knees as my granny would say. 🙂

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  2. Jill, well you know I love this selection! I have written before I used to sing (poorly) this song to my kids as I rocked them. The last stanza defines my wife – love the girl who holds the world in a paper cup. Keith

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