Song of the Day: Bing Crosby, “Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That’s An Irish Lullaby)”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! How about a little Bing Crosby to set the mood? "Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (Thats An Irish Lullaby)" was written by James Royce Shannon in 1913 for the Tin Pan Alley musical Shameen Dhu. Chauncey Olcott was the first singer to record it, and it was a #1 hit for him. The song was revived for the 1944 movie Going My Way, which starred Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald.

18 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Bing Crosby, “Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That’s An Irish Lullaby)”

    1. That and “The Bells of St. Mary’s” were tremendous movies. Unrealistic as heck, but who cares? Fr. Chuck is the priest you would like all of them to be like. Too bad there were just the two films with him.


    1. The movie was fantastic. It was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won 7, and I think “Swinging on A Star” was one of the winners. The end, when the mother shows up… I choke up just thinking about it…

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