Historic Sheet Music Collection

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Score

Publication Date

1913

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That’s An Irish Lullaby (Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral)

Lyrics and Music by James R. Shannon

New York: M. Witmark & Sons (1913)

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Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
Over in Killarney,
Many years ago,
Me Mither sang a song to me
In tones so sweet and low,
Just a simple little ditty,
In her good ould Irish way,
And I’d give the world if she could sing
That song to me this day.

[Chorus]
“Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Hush now, don’t you cry!
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
That’s an Irish lullaby.”

[Verse 2]
Oft, in dreams, I wander
To that cot again,
I feel her arms a huggin’ me
As when she held me then.
And I hear her voice a hummin’
To me as in days of yore,
When she used to tuck me fast asleep
Outside the cabin door.

[Chorus]

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