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GUEST,katiecosgrove@hotmail.com 19 Mar 01 - 12:24 PM
GUEST,Matt_R 19 Mar 01 - 12:27 PM
MMario 19 Mar 01 - 12:35 PM
IanC 19 Mar 01 - 12:47 PM
Amos 19 Mar 01 - 02:30 PM
Mr Red 19 Mar 01 - 03:02 PM
Seamus Kennedy 19 Mar 01 - 04:53 PM
Micca 19 Mar 01 - 05:17 PM
KitKat 20 Mar 01 - 06:06 AM
Peg 20 Mar 01 - 09:46 AM
GUEST,Les B 20 Mar 01 - 05:15 PM
Kim C 20 Mar 01 - 05:30 PM
Inukshuk 20 Mar 01 - 06:52 PM
Deckman 20 Mar 01 - 11:36 PM
Joan from Wigan 21 Mar 01 - 04:28 PM
hesperis 21 Mar 01 - 07:58 PM
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Subject: I'm not a pheasant plucker...
From: GUEST,katiecosgrove@hotmail.com
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 12:24 PM

I need the name of the song and additional lyrics for the following: I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's son, I'll be sitting plucking feathers when the pheasant pluckers come.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: I'm not a pheasant plucker...
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 12:27 PM

You can get the lyrics here, Katie. Now don't go mixin' them 2 words up, or you'll be in a REAL sticky wickett!

--Matt


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: I'm not a pheasant plucker...
From: MMario
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 12:35 PM

and if anyone has a midi, sheet music, whatever for this...it's one of the "missing tunes"


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: I'm not a pheasant plucker...
From: IanC
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 12:47 PM

Hi!

I think this one is by "The Wurzels", but it's based on an old tongue-twister which I know from a boy, which goes

"I'm not a pheasant plucker,
I'm a pheasant plucker's son.
I sit here plucking pheasants
Till the pleasant pheasant plucker comes."

Anybody want to know how many beans make five?

Cheers!
Ian


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: I'm not a pheasant plucker...
From: Amos
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 02:30 PM

This is one possible verse to the old timey bluesy tune "Wild About My Lovin'", which probably dates back to the 40's at least, at a guess; I know jugbands were doing it in the 60's (I was in one). I base my guesstimate on the first verse which starts:

"Hello, Central, what's the matter with your line?
I wanna talk to that good gal o' mine"...

Which puts it about the same time as "Hello there Central, give me Doctor Jazz" and similar songs from before the automatic dialing circuit wasx invented.

All the verse are similar. For example:

"I ain't no farmer, no farmer's son;
But I can plow your furrow til that farmer comes."

Regards,

A


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: I'm not a pheasant plucker...
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 03:02 PM

The Barrow Poets did this about 20/25 years ago.

I knew one verse long before that. One verse of the Poets was -

I'm not a pheasant plucker I'm a pheasant plucker's mum, and I'll only pluck pheasant till the pheasant pluckers come.

Beans make 5?

I know, I know.

Bean, half a bean, bean 'n half and two bean.

Variations? Yea lots. discuss ...........


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: I'm not a pheasant plucker...
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 04:53 PM

Turkey in the Straw.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: I'm not a pheasant plucker...
From: Micca
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 05:17 PM

we need Joan of Wigans version which she did at Llanstock II in the White Hart at Swinton..I will try PMing her...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: I'm not a pheasant plucker...
From: KitKat
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 06:06 AM

I'm not a pheasant plucker I'm a pheasant plucker's mate And I'm only plucking pheasants 'Cos the pheasant plucker's late


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: I'm not a pheasant plucker...
From: Peg
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 09:46 AM

I only kow this as a little spoken ditty used by actors as a vocal warm-up...saying tongue twisters is wuite common before a performance or class...

I'm a mother pheasant plucker; I pluck mother pheasants; I'm the meanest mother pheasant plucker thet er plucked a mother pheasant; I'm NOT a mother pheasant plucker; I'm a mother pheasant plucker's son; and I'll be plucking mother pheasants until the pheasant plucking's done...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: I'm not a pheasant plucker...
From: GUEST,Les B
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 05:15 PM

Seems to me there was a thread on this about two years ago, but I can't remember the title.

I remember hearing a lounge lizard jazz band in Ames, Iowa about 30 years ago doing a similar song, except they used "fig plucker," and "sock tucker".


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: I'm not a pheasant plucker...
From: Kim C
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 05:30 PM

We have a really cool bluegrass group in Nashville called the Cluster Pluckers...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: I'm not a pheasant plucker...
From: Inukshuk
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 06:52 PM

I'm not a fig plucker
I'm a fig plucker's son
But I'll pluck figs
'Til the fig plucker comes.
(or: 'Til the fig plucking's done.)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: I'm not a pheasant plucker...
From: Deckman
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 11:36 PM

SHEEESH!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: I'm not a pheasant plucker...
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 04:28 PM

"The Pheasant Pluckers" are a folk duo from south west Cumbria (UK), being Chris Driver and Tony Farrell. They use the Pheasant Plucking Song as their "theme" song, and the words appear on their website (same version as in the DT). They say they have one version of the tune (which doesn't appear on the website), and that as far as they know only one recording of the song has been made, but they would be interested to know if anyone knows of any more. They can be contacted via e-mail through their site. Blue clicky things are still beyond me, but Chris Driver's home page can be found at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~mentor01/index.htm

There is also a poem called "The Pheasant-plucker" written by Frances Lane. This can be found at http://www.poetandpeasant.com/frances%20web%20pages/phez.htm

The song which micca referred to, which I sang at the White Lion gathering, is one I wrote in 1979, being then unaware of any other ditties of the same name. I shall follow your advice, micca, and post the words, but in a new thread.

Joan


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: I'm not a pheasant plucker...
From: hesperis
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 07:58 PM

Chris Driver

Francis Lane

Here's your blue clickies!


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