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Thread #88774   Message #1667876
Posted By: GUEST,
13-Feb-06 - 11:25 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Let Union Be In All Our Hearts - Grange?
Subject: Origins: Tu ra lie do
THis tu ra lie do is in the chorus of the song Let Union Be in all our Hearts. Question--the irish Lullaby and a lot of other Irish songs have some variation, tura loora addy, etc. Is their any meaning - some old Celtic or Gaelic phrase - at the basis, or is it just nonsense syllables? Another question--I find it hard to believe the song was originally a farm song sung by the Grange (substitute "farms" for "hearts")--it would seem to me more likely the Grange must have adapted it from some older (Irish?) song??