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Lyr Req: I'll Tell Me Ma

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I'LL TELL MA
I'LL TELL ME MA
I'LL TELL MY MA
THE WIND, THE WIND


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GUEST,barry . richard @2ci.net 02 Jun 01 - 10:52 AM
Charley Noble 02 Jun 01 - 11:15 AM
Jeri 02 Jun 01 - 11:17 AM
Charley Noble 02 Jun 01 - 11:30 AM
kytrad (Jean Ritchie) 02 Jun 01 - 07:52 PM
Malcolm Douglas 02 Jun 01 - 08:49 PM
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Subject: lyric and tune request
From: GUEST,barry . richard @2ci.net
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 10:52 AM

i was recently in new zealand and in an irish bar in wellington, a band was playing ,and one of the songs they sang had lyrics .she was young she was pretty she saw the girl from belfast city . i have no idea of the song title,can anyone help.i wish i had asked the band who were playing it at the time .i play guitatr in bars and hotels and would like to add this song to my repertoire.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'LL TELL MY MA
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 11:15 AM

Here's your song from the Mudcat Digital Archives:

I'LL TELL MY MA

cho: I'll tell my ma when I go home
The boys won't leave the girls alone
They pulled my hair and they stole my comb
But that's alright 'til I go home.

She is handsome she is pretty
She is the belle of Belfast City
She is courting 1, 2, 3,
Please won't you tell me who is She?

Here she comes as white as snow
Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes
Oh Johnny Murray he says she'll die
If she doesn't get the fellow with the roving eye.

Let the wind and rain and the hail blow high
And the snow come tumbling from the sky
She's as nice as apple pie
She'll get her own boy by and by.

When she gets a lad of her own
She won't tell her ma 'til she comes home
Let the boys stay as they will
For it's Albert Mooney she loves still.

The Rankin Family performed this on ""A Prairie Home Companion."
It's on their CD "North Country". Also recorded by the Clancy Brothers.

@Irish @kids
filename[ TELLMYMA
NS OCT98


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyric and tune request
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 11:17 AM

Sounds like I'll Tell Me Ma. (Click for lyrics and midi of the tune.) Enjoy!

Please note that it's best to put a bit of the lyrics in the title if you don't know the name of the song.

The database is searchable, and it may help someone else find information. Not to mention that folks tend to use these threads for all sorts of requests once their established, and everything gets muddled.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyric and tune request
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 11:30 AM

Hah! ;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyric and tune request
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 07:52 PM

Charley-...and before the Rankin Family and the Clancy Brothers, it was recorded by David Hammond, of Belfast, on his album, "Singers' House." Early sixties I think.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyric and tune request
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 08:49 PM

Here is some information that is already available here.  Better, as a rule, to provide links rather than copying stuff that's already in the DT.  I know you meant well, Charley, but in the long term it just makes it harder for other people to sort through duplicated information in order to help next time this question is asked; which it will be.

In the DT:

I'LL TELL MY MA  apparantly from a Rankin Family record.
I'LL TELL ME MA  Apparantly from a Jacqui and Bridie record.
THE WIND, THE WIND  A number of versions, mostly from Scotland.  Properly annotated!!

In the Forum:

Help: I TELL ME MA  -discussion.
she is handsome, she is witty, she is the belle of  Text from Soodlum's Selection of Irish Ballads
Lyrics required  -text from Rankin Family.


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