Tell Me Ma / St. Ann's Reel

Track Number: 
5

This song and reel are popular tunes in Ireland and on Prince Edward Island. It was a treat having Kim, Brad and Sigrid add their distinctive touches to this recording. Makes you feel like dancing.

Lyrics: 

Traditional 

I'll tell me ma when I go home 
The boys won't leave the girls alone 
They pull my hair and they stole my comb 
But that's all right till 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? 

Albert Mooney says he loves her 
All the boys are fighting for her 
They knock on the door and they ring the bell 
Saying oh my true love are you well? 
Out she comes as white as snow 
With rings on her finger and bells on her toes 
Ol' Jenny Murray says she'll die 
If she doesn't get the lad with the roving eye 

Let the wind and the rain and the hail blow high 
And the snow come tumblin' from the sky 
She's as nice as apple pie, 
She'll get her own lad by and by 
When she gets a lad of her own 
She won't tell her ma when she comes home 
Let them all come as they will 
For it's Albert Mooney she loves still