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Posted By: Rowan
06-Dec-07 - 12:16 AM
Thread Name: Help: Chastity Belt -- Recordings?
Subject: RE: Help: Chastity Belt -- Recordings?
I have little recollection now of how I learned this song but it preceded Christmas 1964, as I recall performing it (words as given above) at a Melbourne Uni Botany Dept Christmas party, with Roger Parrish, Geoff Hope and Jeannette Boer; Jeannette was draped with strategically-placed pieces of Alfoil and I was armed with a giant pair of boltcutters in case the "key" didn't work.

Record players were scarce at that time and I don't recall seeing or hearing any recordings of it; I must have heard someone, probably from the Mountaineering Club sing it. The club had lots of singers with wide repertoires (and few instruments) and prided itself on promulgating a singing and dancing tradition. Some three years later I helped Tom Kneen compile the club's songbook as part of that tradition.

Cheers, Rowan