Danny Boy for the Mets
By Irish America Staff
October 30, 2015
Mets playoff superstar Daniel Murphy has a new walk-on song for the World Series this year – Danny Boy, with a twist.
Irish actress and singer Maxine Linehan re-wrote the Irish traditional song “Danny Boy” with baseball-themed lyrics in honor of the Mets’ infielder, who hit a record-breaking seven home run streak in the post-season.
Murphy, who currently walks to bat to “Shipping out to Boston,” the Drop Kick Murphy’s soundtrack song from Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, speaks fondly of his Irish heritage, and is even imparting it to his one-year-old son.
“Silly sounds like the first book for our son’s Noah’s library,” the Mets All-Star second baseman told The Rumble. “He will be celebrating his first birthday on March 31 and this will be the perfect way to learn about his Irish heritage.”
The video, shot on the rooftop of a building in Times Square, was posted to YouTube on Friday and today it has over 150,000 views.
“I was walking past the newsstands last week and I saw the headline one of the newspapers read ‘Oh, Danny Boy’ with a big picture of Daniel Murphy. Suddenly the song was everywhere,” Linehan told the Irish Voice.
The bats, the bats are calling, indeed.
Watch the whole video below: