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 Tu Queque.Tub. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tu-ral-lu,
 
the refrain of comic songs, is a corruption of the Italian turluru, and the French turlureau or turelure. “Loure” is an old French word for a bagpipe, and “toure loure” means a refrain on the bagpipe. The refrain of a French song published in 1697 is—   1
       
“Toure loure, lourirette,
Lironfa, toure lourira.”
       
Suite du Théátre Italien, iii. p. 453.
 


 Tu Queque.Tub. 

 
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