Thursday, April 30, 2009

Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra

When I am sitting with Dear Bebe in her nursery rocking chair...there's one lullabye that gets me teary eyed everytime. It's an old Irish song written in 1914. I don't know what it is about this tune...maybe it's my distant Irish heritage awakening or maybe it's just the sweet sounds of the gaelic tune. Either way, it's beautiful. I looked up the words and I wanted to share them with you today.

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,
That's an I-rish lul-la-by
[Verse 2]
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.

That's when I realized it's about a memory of a Mother's love...longing to feel it again. The safe secure feeling you can only get from your parents. Especially your mum.

And what I've learned from being a mom, is that when you give your love away, it comes right back. Truly a blessing I would have never known without my Dear Bebe.


MJ said...

Another tear-jerker for a lullaby is "Where are you going, my little one" that was sung by Harry Bellefonte. It gets me going every time.

Book-wise, I can barely make it through Robert Munsch's " I Will Love You Forever". Let me know if you manage to read through it without tears.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Sweet memories. :)
Before she died, my grandma had me write down the words to two songs that her mother would always sing to her. She sang it to me and them had me sing it back to make sure I had the melody right.
It was important to her that that special memory be passed along.

Kimberly :)

Ms.Daisy said...

Those old Irish tunes always make me tear up too. Your post is so sweet and thoughtful. Being a Mom changes you in soooo many ways - and for you, it's only just begun!