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Camptown Shakers - "Aunt Phoebe's Sticking Plaster" Filmed On April 20, 2013

Here’s another video from the CW reenactment - “Aunt Phoebe’s Sticking Plaster”, set to the tune of “Pitch Burgundy Plaster” from Brigg’s tutor. I came upon the lyrics to this song a long time ago while we doing a black face show entitled “The Quack Doctor”. The song was used in the first act as part of the verbal jousting between the protagonist and the Quack Doctor. At the time I wasn’t real familiar with Briggs and hadn’t made the connection so I wasn’t sure what tune to play for it. The lyrics are of course, are over the top, and I posted them in a previous thread (http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/forum/topics/aunt-jemima-s-plaster?commentId=2477478%3AComment%3A68159).

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Comment by Steve Jeter on April 30, 2013 at 2:20pm

fun sounding tune,  couldn't hear the words as good as Id like to though, Ill look em up

Comment by Dave Culgan on April 30, 2013 at 2:45pm

I was disappointed that the vocal wasn't louder but I am pleased at how loud my Bell banjo is on these videos from the CW event. We've only done this one a couple of times and i need to work on getting all of the words out, sometimes its a struggle, but that usually means I just need to slow it down a little more. (Dave) P.S. Did anybody ever call "band-aids" by the name of "sticking plasters". I think this song refers more to a poultice, a powerful strong one at that.

Comment by Paul Draper on April 30, 2013 at 5:28pm

Those lyrics go perfectly with that tune.  Tough tune sing to, or so it seems to me...  I have a real hard time playing and singing at the same time.


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