Happy Birthday Marion/Mom!




This is one of the few songs from childhood that we can remember Mom singing. She grew up on the farm with little access to music, other than the occasional radio session. Bing Crosby ensured the fame of this Irish lullaby when he crooned it in the 1944 Oscar-winning "Going My Way".

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An Irish Lullaby

Over In Killarney,
Many years a go,
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.

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-ra-loo-ral, Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-ra-loo-ral, Thats an I-rish lul-la-by

Oft, in dreams I wander
To that cot a gain,
I feel her arms a-hugging me
As when she held me then.
And I hear her voice a hum-min'
To me as in days of yore,
When she used to rock me fast a-sleep
Outside the cabin door.

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