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Thread #128733   Message #2886178
Posted By: Joe Offer
14-Apr-10 - 03:51 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Old Aunt Jemima & Aunt Jemima's Plaster
Subject: ADD Version: Old Aunt Jemima
Margaret MacArthur sang it to the tune of "Yankee Doodle Dandy."


Aunt Jemina climb a tree
She had a stick to boost her,
There she sat a-shelling corn
For our old bob tailed rooster.

Humpty Doodle skiddlebing
Humpty Doodle Daddy,
Humpty Doodle skiddlebing
Wax for Torttle-addy

Corn cobs will twist your hair
Cart wheels around you,
Fiery dragons scare you off
And mortar pestles pound you.

Aunt Jemima's dead and gone
It's hard to tell the story,
They put the plaster on her back
And threw her up to glory.

Sheepskin, bees wax
Makes the sticky plaster,
The more we try to pull it off,
The harder it sticks the faster.

Tune: Yankee Doodle Dandy

From the singing of Mrs. Austin Nichols, Guilford, Vermont; verses three and four from Jean Chase, Putney, Vermont.

Album notes from Folksongs of Vermont, a Folkways LP by Margaret MacArthur.