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jfaa: Music

I'll Tell Me Ma / Lisheen Polkas

(Johnny Faa)
Belfast street song, likely orignated from the tune "My Aunt Jane."
I'll tell me ma
when I go home
the boys wont leave
the girls alone
they pulled my hair
and they stole my comb
well that's alright
til I go home

Chorus:
She is handsome
she is pretty
she's the belle of Belfast City
She's a courtin' one two three
Please won't you tell me who is she?

Albert Mooney says he loves her
all the boys are fightin' for her
knockin' on her door
ringin' on her bell, sayiin'
"oh my true love are you well?"
Out she comes as white as snow
rings on her fingers and bells on her toes
Auld Danny Murray says she'd die
If she couldn't get the fella with the rovin' eye.

Chorus