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Aug. 24th, 2010

Does anyone have the song Tell My Ma (aka I'll Tell My Ma or I'll Tell Me Ma) that they'd send me, specifically the version sung by The Rankin Family? I'd take any version at this point, but it's the Rankins that have stolen my heart. It was on their 1992 album Fare Thee Well Love and the 1995 album North Country, and I want that song SO MUCH but it's not available as am mp3 download on Amazon. Woe is me.

Seriously, listen. I want to teach it to all my friends and family and have a big kitchen party with everyone standing around in a huge circle and singing loudly, clapping our hands and stomping our feet and oh yes, I'm sure there'll be a bodhran or two in there somewhere.



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Aug. 24th, 2010 01:15 pm (UTC)
How's the quality on this?
Aug. 24th, 2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, you are a wizard. PERFECT. I promptly subjected my mother to it five times in a row. (But now she knows it and can sing along with me!)
Aug. 24th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
I'll bring my bodhran :)
Aug. 24th, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
I hoped you would. :)
Aug. 24th, 2010 01:28 pm (UTC)
There are lots of websites that let you convert videos to mp3s!

Like this: http://www.video2mp3.net/

I haven't used that one myself, but I've used another that is apparently down right now.

Aug. 24th, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
I had no idea that was possible! Thank you for teaching me my new thing for the day. :)
Aug. 25th, 2010 01:23 am (UTC)
:) Welcs.
Aug. 24th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
I've never heard of the Rankin Family so thanks for sharing. I have no idea about mp3's but I'm down for the kitchen party! :-D
Aug. 24th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
Awesome! :D
Aug. 24th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
I hadn't heard this version before! But I do love this song. ;) I do! I do!
Aug. 24th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
Ohs! And I have two versions..David Hammond & The Dubliners....if you still need them ~ I can can email you!
Aug. 24th, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
I would be very happy for them! I'm eager now to see how different groups sound singing it. librarian[dot]mari[at]gmail[dot]com, if it's really no trouble. :)
Aug. 24th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
Tis no problem! I like sharing tunes. ;)
Aug. 24th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
I have versions by The Clancy Brothers and Gaelic Storm, which I am sending to you now. :) Love the song!
Aug. 24th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
Aug. 24th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
I love that song, but have never heard of the Rankin family! I will have to look up some of their other songs...:)
Aug. 24th, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC)
I love their sound - they have such close harmony.
Aug. 25th, 2010 07:11 pm (UTC)
I like that version!
Sep. 3rd, 2010 10:02 am (UTC)
a friend of mine is in a celtic band called macgill, and they sing this one a lot.
Sep. 6th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
Is this the song you were asking for that you mentioned the other day? Because yeah, missed this too.

I want to play the bodhran at your kitchen parties. (NEWFOUNDLAND KITCHEN PARTY)

(Sorry to spam your comment inbox. :|)
Sep. 6th, 2010 11:00 am (UTC)

I like comment spam. :D
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