Frederic Weatherly

Composer

1848 – 1929

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Who was Frederic Weatherly?

Frederic Edward Weatherly, KC was an English lawyer, author, lyricist and broadcaster. He was christened and brought up using the name Frederick Edward Weatherly, and appears to have adopted the spelling 'Frederic' later in life. He is estimated to have written the lyrics to at least 3,000 popular songs, among the best-known of which are the sentimental ballad "Danny Boy" set to the tune "Londonderry Air", the religious "The Holy City", and the wartime song "Roses of Picardy".

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Born
Oct 4, 1848
Portishead
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Brasenose College, Oxford
  • University of Oxford
  • Hereford Cathedral School
Died
Sep 7, 1929

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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