I'll tell me ma

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Released September 02, 2022
One night, about 25 years ago, I sat down in the recording room of the studio I was running back then, to work on a chord progression and melody that had been in my head all day. It matched beautifully with the lyrics of the well known children’s song “I’ll tell me ma”, so I married the two and recorded a version, which soon got forgotten. 

In the summer of 2013 I found the tape, re-recorded the song and put it out on bandcamp. It sat there almost unnoticed, until I started playing it regularly at my weekly live-streams during the pandemic.
I recorded an updated version and released it as a b-side of the first single ‘All the travelling’, from the forthcoming album ‘It’s OK, I’m still laughing!’

For the past couple of months, I have been playing it in pubs around Ireland, and it seems to be the kind of song that attracts people’s attention and is able to quieten a room, so I decided to give it a proper – off the record – Bandcamp-Friday release on September 02.

lyrics: Trad./music: Martin Praetorius