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. NS OCT98
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