The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55931   Message #872745
Posted By: alanww
23-Jan-03 - 07:52 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: De Camptown Races (Stephen Foster)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: De Camptown Races
As a traditionalist, I sing this song regularly with the Shakespeare Mummers, which are based in Stratford-upon-Avon, as a finishing song to a mummers play. (As a singer of chorus songs with The Bold Heroes, I also occasionally sing it at pub bookings.) This was one of three songs which the Mummers use and which were used to be performed by the mummers sides in our area in the 1880s or so. The other two are: "Old Bob Ridley" and "Not For Joe".

"... somebody bet on de bay!"
Captain of Mummers