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Thread #128733   Message #2948008
Posted By: GUEST
19-Jul-10 - 09:49 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Old Aunt Jemima & Aunt Jemima's Plaster
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Old Aunt Jemima
I'm still looking for a recording of the Renfro Valley Boys' song by the same name (Aunt Jemima's Plaster). My grandparents had the album when I was a little boy. The melody and lyrics were different than the others listed here. Here are a some of the lyrics that I remember:

I had a maiden auntie and Jemima was her name
She used to make a pu-laster that brought her lots of fame
She made it out of everything and other things too
The principal ingredients were mucilage and glue

Us children wore a pu-laster to keep away a cough
They put it on in Winter and in Spring they took it off
We used it for the measles, for the croup and chicken pox
And brother used to use a piece for holding up his socks

________________________________________________ plaster
When you tried to pull it off it just stuck faster
Hard times, good times, triumph or disaster
A friend would never stick as tight as Aunt Jemima's plaster

If anyone could tell me where I might be able to get a copy of this recording, I'd appreciate it.