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Let's Jump the Broomstick

[Charles Robins]

This was originally recorded by Brenda Lee. “Jumping the broomstick” in lieu of a wedding ceremony is a folk custom which goes back to the days of witchcraft. Despite this historical background, this song is a classic piece of rock'n'roll, in which Richard Thompson (guitar) and Ian Whiteman (piano) attempt to outplay each other. They are accompanied by the rhythm section of Roger Powell (drums) and Trevor Lucas (acoustic guitar).

This song was issued on Sandy Denny's first solo album, The Northstar Grassman and the Ravens.