Tura-Lura-Lural (That's An Irish Lullaby)
Album: The Last Waltz
The music and lyrics to the song "Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral" were written in 1913 by James Royce Shannon (1881-1946). It premiered in Chauncey Olcott's production of "Shameen Dhu" ("Black-haired Jimmy"). The song later became a hit for Bing Crosby who sang it in "Going My Way" (1944).
The live version with The Band and Van Morrison omits the first verse of the song and changes the lyrics a little. The original song goes like this:
A few weird chords here. I don't know what the first chord is so I called it Bsus2addb6.
Cause essentially that's what it is and it's played low to high:
The other weird chord is maybe a Gdim7 but who really cares anyways.
There's a few ways to play it:
The first is obviously the easiest but sounds empty, I think the second
sound the best.
The chords in brackets are single bass notes to lead up.
Play the same chord progression through Van Morrison's part as the first.
Then repeat Richard Manuel's part at the end when they're both singing.
And finally run right into the C#7 for the ending.
Bsus2addb6 (B-C#-D#) E A E (E-F#-G#) Tura Lura Lural A Gdim7 Tura Lura Lie E A E C#7 Tura Lura Lural F#7 B7 (B-C#-D#) Hush now Don't you cry E A E (E-F#-G#) Tura lura lural A Gdim7 Tura lura lie E A E C#7 Tura lura lura F#7 B7 E That's an Irish Lullaby Well it's often Something in dreams I've wondered Right back, back to that cott again And I feel and I feel her arms a huggin me Just like she did like she did way back then And I hear her voice a hummin Just like way back in days of yule When she used to rock me she used to rock me Outside, outside the kitchen door That's why I'm singing tonight Ending: C#7 F#7 B7 A E Oh yes, It's just an Irish Lullaby