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  1. Tula

From the "Bond Never Broken" album

Lyrics

TULA
MUSIC AND LYRICS: RICHARD HOLLEY

INTRO CHORDS

VERSE 1
I MET A LOVELY HEALER,
IN A SUNLIT PARISH TOWN.
THE PEOPLE THERE REALLY LOVED HER,
THEY’D COME TO HER FROM MILES AROUND.

VERSE 2
THEY’D BRING HER ALL THEIR TROUBLES,
BEFORE HER THEY’D SET THEM DOWN.
SHE’D TOUCH THEIR HEARTS WITH SUCH GLADNESS,
THAT THEY’D SMILE INSTEAD OF FROWN.

CHORUS
OH TULA, MON CHER, TULA.
MON CHER, TULA, MON CHER, TULA.
TULA, TULA, TULA, TULA.
MON CHER, TULA.

INTRO CHORDS

BRIDGE
I SAID: “COME WITH ME, TO THE LOW COUNTRY,
FOR SOME LOUISIANA BOIL IN THE OLD BAYOU.
WE CAN FAIS-DO-DO AT A CAJUN SHOW,
STEPPING FAST AND SLOW TO THE KING OF ZYDECO.”

“TULA, WON’T YOU COME WITH ME?”
“NO I CAN’T, THOUGH I WISH I COULD.”
“WON’T YOU SEE THE WORLD WITH ME?”
“NO I MUST STAY HERE TO DO SOME GOOD”.

CHORUS
OH TULA, MON CHER, TULA.
MON CHER, TULA, MON CHER, TULA.
TULA, TULA, TULA, TULA.
MON CHER, TULA.

(REPEAT) INTRO CHORDS



VERSE 3
AFTER SHE HELPED THE PEOPLE,
AND THE SUN WAS TURNING RED,
I TOLD HER THAT “TULA WAS A LOVELY NAME”,
SHE TOUCHED MY HAND AND BOWED HER HEAD.

VERSE 4
SADNESS FILLED HER DEEP BROWN EYES,
SHE SAID “TULA MEANS ‘STRENGTH’, MON CHER”,
“BUT I MUST SPEAK THE TRUTH, I CAN TELL NO LIES,
MY LIFE WITH YOU I CAN NOT SHARE.”

CHORUS
OH TULA, MON CHER, TULA.
MON CHER, TULA, MON CHER, TULA.
TULA, TULA, TULA, TULA.
MON CHER, TULA.

INTRO CHORDS

BRIDGE
I SAID “COME WITH ME, TO THE LOW COUNTRY,
FOR SOME LOUISIANA BOIL IN THE OLD BAYOU.
WE CAN FAIS-DO-DO AT A CAJUN SHOW,
STEPPING FAST AND SLOW TO THE KING OF ZYDECO”.

“TULA, WON’T YOU COME WITH ME?”
“NO I CAN’T, THOUGH I WISH I COULD.”
“WON’T YOU SEE THE WORLD WITH ME?”
“NO I MUST STAY HERE TO DO SOME GOOD”.

CHORUS
OH TULA, MON CHER, TULA.
MON CHER, TULA, MON CHER, TULA.
TULA, TULA, TULA, TULA.
MON CHER, TULA.

EXTENDED CHORUS (FADE OUT IMPROVISING- to End)
LA-LA, OH-LA-LA. OH, MON CHER, TULA, MON CHER TULA
LA-LA, OH-LA-LA. OH, MON CHER, TULA
FOREVER AND EVER, WE CAN BE TOGETHER,
JUST HEALING THE PEOPLE, STAYING WITH YOUR PEOPLE,
TOGETHER, OH MY TULA FOREVER,
FOREVER AND EVER, OH LA, TULA-AH,
FOREVER AND EVER, WE CAN BE TOGETHER…