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Thread #8951   Message #3852163
Posted By: GUEST,Beachcomber
24-Apr-17 - 10:38 AM
Thread Name: meaning - musha ring dumma do dumma da
Subject: RE: meaning - musha ring dumma do dumma da
Peter, Paulm & Mary had a version of a song, that is in the Burl Ives Songbook, with a chorus that went
something like this :-
"Shoolie, shoolie, shoolie too, shoolie sackaraka bib - a lib -a-boo, If I should die for Sally-bob-o-link; Come bib-a-lib-a-boo sa roora"
Really.
That was originally an Irish song with the following chorus :- (phonetically)
"Shuil, shuil, shuil a ruin;
Shuil gu suckir ogus shuil gu quun;
Shuil gu dee an doras ogus aye stig lum,
Gus go merrit uu mu voorneen slawn"

translates like
" Walk, walk, walk, loved one,
Walk carefully and quietly,
Walk to the door and listen to me.
That you may survive in good health "