He took the doll and jumped it up and down in the air, dancing about and singing, “tra-la.”
"tra-la, comrade," he shouted, leaping out of the cellar as soon as he saw me.
"tra-la la la-la-la-la, la-la la," he sang, snapping his fingers.
"tra-la, tra-la-la-la-la," chirped he, softly and contentedly.
Then Kipps began to sing, "Ar pars eight tra-la, in the lane be'ind the church."
The "tra-la" was considered to render this sentence incomprehensible to the uninitiated.
We set off, and all the way we were eating, drinking champagne, and—tra-la—la!