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Thread #128733   Message #2883838
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
10-Apr-10 - 04:43 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Old Aunt Jemima & Aunt Jemima's Plaster
Subject: Lyr Add: SHEEPSKIN, BEESWAX (Old Aunt Jemima)
19th. C. songsheet

Now I'm gwine to sing a song
'Bout old Aunt Jemima,
Who used to make the Blister Plaster,
Down in North Carolina.

Sheepskin, beeswax,
Bergindy pitch and plaster,
The more you try to pull it off,
It only sticks the faster.

Old Aunt Jemima had a dog,
His tail was rather stumpy,
She put the plaster on his back,
And draw'd him to a monkey.
She bought a box of blacking,
So big, or a little bigger,
She put de plaster on de box
And draw'd it to a nigger.
She had a horse and cart,
They stalled upon de level,
She put de plaster on de cart
And draw'd 'em to de debble.
Old Aunt Jemima's dead and gone,
You mayn't believe the story,
Dey put de plaster on her head,
And draw'd her up to glory.

J. Andrews, No. 38, Chatham St., N. Y.
American Memory.