Tell my Ma

This year the choir has been rehearsing “Tell my Ma”, a traditional Irish children’s song in an arrangement by Bob Chilcott from his collection Jazz Folk Songs for Choirs. This song has been performed in various versions by several different groups: a very quick Web search comes up with The Dubliners, The Rankin Family and Lady Cove (a Newfoundland choir).

One thing I’ve found is that when practicing from a choral score it takes a while to get a sense of the piece as a whole. So I’ve made a document with the lyrics only: Tell my Ma lyrics. (Bear in mind that there are small differences between the words the men and women sing.)