Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemud

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs

Related threads:
Depression era childrens' songs (15)
I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes (257)
Naughty kids' greatest hits II (149)
Lyr Req: Roaches and Bedbugs? (38)
Back of Bus Songs (140)
Lyr Req: Swinging on the Outhouse Door (37)
Lyr Req: Swinging on the Outhouse Door (9)
Tune Req: 'I Want a Man' traditional (?) camp song (13)
Children's Street Songs (171)
Lyr Req: Kid's Parodies (57)
Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, I Bit the Teacher's Toe! (90)
anti-school songs (54)
the something and the maid (11)
Mass Observation of Children's song (6)
What did you sing as a kid? (70) (closed)
Naughty kids' greatest hits (110) (closed)


GUEST,The Connor Girls 07 Aug 04 - 10:15 PM
Rabbi-Sol 07 Aug 04 - 11:03 PM
The Fooles Troupe 08 Aug 04 - 01:21 AM
GUEST 08 Aug 04 - 07:51 AM
Big Jim from Jackson 08 Aug 04 - 09:53 AM
dick greenhaus 08 Aug 04 - 10:06 AM
Joe_F 08 Aug 04 - 10:10 AM
GUEST 08 Aug 04 - 01:11 PM
ToulouseCruise 09 Aug 04 - 08:52 AM
SINSULL 09 Aug 04 - 09:03 AM
Big Jim from Jackson 09 Aug 04 - 09:57 AM
SINSULL 09 Aug 04 - 10:00 AM
Joe_F 09 Aug 04 - 04:46 PM
Shanghaiceltic 09 Aug 04 - 09:56 PM
Flash Company 10 Aug 04 - 05:40 AM
The Fooles Troupe 10 Aug 04 - 06:00 AM
Flash Company 10 Aug 04 - 09:19 AM
Cool Beans 10 Aug 04 - 10:31 AM
Jen M 10 Aug 04 - 11:35 AM
Rabbi-Sol 10 Aug 04 - 04:11 PM
GUEST,dustyrose 12 Apr 05 - 01:25 PM
frogprince 12 Apr 05 - 01:52 PM
W y s i w y G ! 12 Apr 05 - 02:42 PM
Charley Noble 12 Apr 05 - 06:33 PM
Splott Man 13 Apr 05 - 03:33 AM
Azizi 13 Apr 05 - 06:19 PM
Azizi 28 Jun 05 - 06:51 PM
Charley Noble 28 Jun 05 - 07:31 PM
JennyO 29 Jun 05 - 08:54 AM
JennyO 29 Jun 05 - 09:26 AM
Paul Burke 30 Jun 05 - 07:35 AM
Azizi 10 Dec 05 - 09:59 AM
GUEST,Rachel 08 Oct 06 - 06:33 PM
GUEST,thurg 08 Oct 06 - 06:43 PM
Uncle_DaveO 08 Oct 06 - 08:48 PM
Rowan 08 Oct 06 - 11:36 PM
Susan of DT 09 Oct 06 - 07:28 AM
Mo the caller 09 Oct 06 - 08:05 AM
GUEST,omg 19 Dec 06 - 10:23 PM
catspaw49 19 Dec 06 - 10:29 PM
Deckman 19 Dec 06 - 11:18 PM
Georgiansilver 20 Dec 06 - 04:19 AM
Scrump 20 Dec 06 - 04:58 AM
Azizi 20 Dec 06 - 02:12 PM
melodeonboy 20 Dec 06 - 07:51 PM
melodeonboy 20 Dec 06 - 07:52 PM
Murray on Saltspring 21 Dec 06 - 08:35 PM
GUEST 03 Apr 08 - 12:27 AM
John MacKenzie 03 Apr 08 - 04:11 AM
Megan L 03 Apr 08 - 05:23 AM
GUEST,GUESTrainbow84uk 17 May 08 - 07:25 PM
Joe_F 17 May 08 - 08:57 PM
The Fooles Troupe 17 May 08 - 11:52 PM
Nick E 18 May 08 - 12:17 AM
Nick E 18 May 08 - 12:20 AM
mg 18 May 08 - 02:44 AM
van lingle 18 May 08 - 04:53 AM
mg 19 May 08 - 01:18 AM
GUEST,socks 19 May 08 - 04:16 AM
GUEST,Joker_1226 26 Aug 08 - 11:39 PM
GUEST,Gerry 27 Aug 08 - 01:37 AM
topical tom 27 Aug 08 - 04:29 PM
Georgiansilver 27 Aug 08 - 04:35 PM
GUEST,letthanded guitar 27 Aug 08 - 04:58 PM
Susu's Hubby 28 Aug 08 - 12:31 PM
ToulouseCruise 28 Aug 08 - 04:01 PM
Georgiansilver 28 Aug 08 - 06:25 PM
rodentred 29 Aug 08 - 07:06 AM
GUEST,husna_baldy head 17 Feb 09 - 08:24 PM
GUEST,U NO HOO 22 Mar 09 - 05:34 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 22 Mar 09 - 06:39 PM
Genie 22 Mar 09 - 06:56 PM
Mrrzy 23 Mar 09 - 11:29 AM
GUEST,Philthy 13 Oct 09 - 03:21 PM
Charley Noble 13 Oct 09 - 04:37 PM
Rockhen 24 Oct 09 - 03:06 PM
Young Buchan 25 Oct 09 - 06:42 AM
Young Buchan 25 Oct 09 - 03:22 PM
Young Buchan 26 Oct 09 - 05:27 AM
Smedley 26 Oct 09 - 12:53 PM
GUEST,TJ in San Diego 26 Oct 09 - 01:46 PM
GUEST,Lynne Phelps 25 Aug 10 - 08:38 PM
Genie 25 Aug 10 - 10:30 PM
GUEST 17 Mar 11 - 10:03 PM
PHJim 18 Mar 11 - 01:40 AM
GUEST,Orson Trap 18 Mar 11 - 05:47 AM
GUEST,Arielle Sax 07 Apr 11 - 12:21 PM
GUEST 06 Nov 12 - 08:31 AM
GUEST,George Henderson 07 Nov 12 - 06:43 AM
Bert 07 Nov 12 - 10:24 AM
Haruo 07 Nov 12 - 10:33 AM
Haruo 07 Nov 12 - 10:42 AM
Haruo 07 Nov 12 - 11:09 AM
Haruo 07 Nov 12 - 11:20 AM
Rusty Dobro 07 Nov 12 - 03:50 PM
GUEST,Mark Bluemel 08 Nov 12 - 11:04 AM
Jim Carroll 08 Nov 12 - 02:27 PM
Bert 08 Nov 12 - 06:20 PM
GUEST,BobL 09 Nov 12 - 04:35 AM
Snuffy 09 Nov 12 - 09:29 AM
GUEST,Mrr 09 Nov 12 - 02:06 PM
Bert 09 Nov 12 - 02:32 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:











Subject: I have lost my underwear
From: GUEST,The Connor Girls
Date: 07 Aug 04 - 10:15 PM

this is a song we learned as children, does anyone know this one?

Oh, I have lost my underwear,
I don't care, I'll go bare,
bye, bye blackbird.
they were very close to me,
tickly, Yee hee hee, bye bye blackbird.
If you should ever come across them,
would you please tell them that I lost them,
Oh, I have lost my underwear,
I don't care I'll to bare,
bye bye blackbird.....


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 07 Aug 04 - 11:03 PM

When I was a kid, we used to sing a parody to God Bless America.

God bless my underwear
My only pair
Stand beside them
And guide them

That is all of the song I remember from 55 years ago.

                                                    SOL ZELLER


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 08 Aug 04 - 01:21 AM

My mummy used to tell me if I thought naughty thoughts I would turn to stone...

I think I've started....


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Aug 04 - 07:51 AM

During the 1940s in Ireland the Flour used in baking bread came in bags made from linen, a couple of these bags sewn together made many a good sturdy pair of knickers.
Printed on the Flour bags was the firms name along with their motto,"the early bird gets the worm" and this bird was a Blackbird, we would have teased the girls by requests to see their"Blackbird".
Although I don`t remember any rhyme relating to this.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 08 Aug 04 - 09:53 AM

Sandy Paton, on one of his and Caroline's kids' albums on Folk-Legacy has a great song, "I Wonder Where's My Unnderwear". It's not the song you are asking about, but it might add to your song list (a set about underwear?). It is certainly a song worth learning. Kids like it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 08 Aug 04 - 10:06 AM

Once I went in swimmin'
Where there were no wimmen
By the deep blue sea
Seein' no one there,
I hung my underwear
Upon a willow tree
Dove into the water
Just like Pharoh's daughter
Dove into the Nile--
Someone saw me there
Stole my underwear
And left me with a smile.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Joe_F
Date: 08 Aug 04 - 10:10 AM

How does one do that? I wondered when I saw a pair of underpants next to a path in Fellsmere Park. But then I reflected: All it takes is a little good luck followed by a little bad luck.

I wish the best of luck to all the grownups on this thread.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Aug 04 - 01:11 PM

Connor Girls, yes I remember this from my girl guide campfire days, but we used to sing "bye, bye long johns" - a parody of Bye, Bye Blackbird.

I have lost my underwear
I don't care, I'll go bare
Bye, bye long johns

They were very dear to me
They tickled me, tee, hee, hee
Bye, bye long johns

How I miss that little trap door behind me
If you see it you'll know where to find me

I have lost my underwear
I don't care, I'll go bare
Bye, bye long johns


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: ToulouseCruise
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 08:52 AM

GUEST, I have a variation of your third verse...

If you see that little trap door behind me
You will know exactly where to find me...


oh, and the big finish at the end, has the line reversed...

I have lost my underwear
I don't care, I'll go bear
Long johns... bye bye.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 09:03 AM

And another underwear song from my mother:

Rich girls wear ruffles on their pants
Poor girls wear them plain
If you don't wear none at all
You should be ashamed.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 09:57 AM

"Hi ho Silverware
Tonto lost his underwear.
Tonto say, "Me no care,
Lone Ranger buy me 'nother pair!"

An old rhyme learned in those dim dark days of childhood...........


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 10:00 AM

I see London
I see France
I see ________'s underpants!

The ultimate putdown among the 5 year old set in 19.....


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Joe_F
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 04:46 PM

Well, in the 5-year-old set in Beverly Hills, CA, 1942, it was

Teacher, teacher, I declare,
I see ---'s underwear.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 09:56 PM

I must go down to the sea again
The lonley sea and the sky
I left my nickers and socks there
I wonder if they're dry.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Flash Company
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 05:40 AM

I left my hat in San Francisco,
My Umberella in Times Square
And in Alaska , where it snows,
I left my underclothes,
But as I had another pair,
I don't care!

Somrthing like that, anyway!

FC


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 06:00 AM

Lost Underwear!
Flash Company!

ROFL!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Flash Company
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 09:19 AM

Foolestroupe:
OOH you are awful! But I like you!!

FC


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Cool Beans
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 10:31 AM

Rabbi Sol, the rest of "God Bless My Underwent" went...

From the washer,
To the dryer,
To the clothesline,
In the air,
God bless my underwear,
My only pair.
God bless my underwear.
My only pair.

(Nobody ever balked at the redundancy of the dryer AND the clothesline. Curious.)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Jen M
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 11:35 AM

My son's Boy Scout troop avoided the redundancy by singing
From the washer,
To the dryer,
to the bureau,
To my rear.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 04:11 PM

Thank you Cool Beans for bringing back the memories. Those were the good old days when teachers still used to hit their students for mis-behaving in class. I may have forgotten the words, but I never forgot the beating I took for singing them back then. SOL ZELLER


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: GUEST,dustyrose
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 01:25 PM

In the song
Teacher teacher I declare, I see ---- underwear, might be pink, might be blue

That is all I know and its driving me crazy to find out the rest of that song.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: frogprince
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 01:52 PM

In Minnesota, about 1952, it went like this:

God Bless my underwear, my only pair;
When I wore them, I tore them, in the seat of the Old Rocking Chair;
From the Bottom, to the middle, from the middle, to the top;
God Bless my underwear, my only pair,
God Bless my underwear, my oon - leee pair.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 02:42 PM

Thanks to you all!

~S~


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 06:33 PM

From "Frederick's of Woolloomooloo":

When it comes to underwire underwater underwear,
Just send a check to Freddy's, and get your gal a pair!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Splott Man
Date: 13 Apr 05 - 03:33 AM

Be I Barnstaple, be I buggery,
I comes up from Wareham.
That's where the girls wear calico drawers
And I knows how to tear 'em.

Benny Hill (of course)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Apr 05 - 06:19 PM

I was interested to read Big Jim from Jackson's post from 09 Aug 04 - 09:57AM about Tonto saying the "Lone Ranger buy me 'nother pair!"

In the mid 1990's in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area I collected what appears a current version of that Lone Ranger rhyme:

Batman & Robin
flyin in the air
Batman lost his underwear
Batman said "Me don't care.
Robin'll buy me another pair.


This rhyme still appears to recited with no accompanying motions.

I'm not sure if the children get that this rhyme supports the rumored homosexual relationship between Batman and Robin. Maybe I'm jsut reading that inference into this children's rhyme.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Azizi
Date: 28 Jun 05 - 06:51 PM

Way back in April 2005 Guest dustyrose wrote that she {he?} was going crazy trying to remember the rest of this rhyme:

"Teacher teacher I declare, I see ---- underwear, might be pink, might be blue"

-snip-

Maybe it's the name "dusty", but this line popped in my head when I finished reading that post:

"might be dirty just like you".

I vaguely remember "Teacher, Teacher I declare" from my childhood in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the 1950s.

Could this be the forgotten line or is this an example of the folk process at work?

I haven't a clue..


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Charley Noble
Date: 28 Jun 05 - 07:31 PM

Then there is Fred Small's "Long Underwear" song with the great line, as I recall, about if you think removing underwear is nice, just think of the satisfaction you'll get by removing it twice!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: JennyO
Date: 29 Jun 05 - 08:54 AM

Here's one:

Bedlam Boys (just the chorus)

Still I sing bonny boys, bonny mad boys,
Bedlam boys are bonny,
For they all go bare and they live by the air,
And they want no drink or money.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: A BEGGIN' I WILL GO
From: JennyO
Date: 29 Jun 05 - 09:26 AM

And another one (for the line "me backside can go bare"):

A BEGGIN' I WILL GO - [Trad. arr. Martin Carthy / Dave Swarbrick]

Of all the trades in England the beggin' is the best
For when a beggar's tired, he can lay him down and rest

Chorus (after each verse):
       And a-beggin' I will go
       And a-beggin' I will go

I've a pocket for me oatmeal and another for me salt
I've a pair of little crutches tha should see how I can halt

There's patches on me fusty coat and a black patch on me eye
But when it comes to tuppenny ale I can see as well as thee

Me britches they are no but holes but me heart is free of care
As long as I've me belly full me backside can go bare

I've been deaf at Duckinfield and I've been blind at Shaw
And many's the reet and willing lass I've bedded in the straw

There's a bed for me where'er I lie and I don't pay no rent
I've got no noisy looms to mind and I am reet content

I can rest when I am tired and I heed no master's bell
Ya men'd be daft to be a king when beggars live so well

Of all the trades in England the beggin' is the best
For when a beggar's tired, he can lay him down and rest


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Paul Burke
Date: 30 Jun 05 - 07:35 AM

Those afflicted by this sad loss should say a prayer to St. Jude, the patron saint of lost cossies.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Azizi
Date: 10 Dec 05 - 09:59 AM

I found these two rhymes on THIS wonderful thread of children's rhymes:

"Here are some of my memories from summer camp which I didn't see here:

Oh I wear my pink pajamas
In the summer when it's hot
And I wear my flannel nightie
In the winter when it's not
And sometimes in the spring
And sometimes in the fall
I jump between the sheets
With nothing on at all

Glory, glory what a wonderful way to sleep
Glory, glory what a wonderful way to sleep
Glory, glory what a wonderful way to sleep
With nothing on at all

and, to the tune of "God Bless America":

God bless my underwear
My only pair
Stand beside them
And guide them
Through the wear and the tear of the wash
From the washer
To the dryer
To the clothesline
In the air
God bless my underwear
My only pair

Kind of tame compared to Miss Susie, but apparently of some historical interest. One I never thought I'd forget but seem to have done just that is that school song to the tune of the Battle Hymn of the Republic; can't remember if it was celebrating the last day of school or promoting arson or something even more malevolent.

Oh well; sometimes senior moments suck donkey droppings."

posted by Pushing Forty at April 9, 2004 [re-posted with permission from that site's members]


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: GUEST,Rachel
Date: 08 Oct 06 - 06:33 PM

Another underwear song: to the tune of the first verse of "dixie land"

I wish i had underwear made of cotton!
All my wool ones are itchy and rotten!
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Let me scratch!

I cant belive i still remember that...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: GUEST,thurg
Date: 08 Oct 06 - 06:43 PM

sinsull says:

I see London
I see France
I see ________'s underpants!

The ultimate putdown among the 5 year old set in 19.....


I hate to encourage this type of filth, but, for the use of scholars only, I have to add the next verse:

Not too big,
Not too small,
Just the size of
Montreal!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 08 Oct 06 - 08:48 PM

Azizi gave us this chorus:

Glory, glory what a wonderful way to sleep
Glory, glory what a wonderful way to sleep
Glory, glory what a wonderful way to sleep
With nothing on at all


The way I learned a chorus to that song was:

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, what's it to ya?
Glory, glory, wind blows through ya
When you jump right in between the sheets
With nothing on at all


I might add that in my misspent youth in Minnesota we always sang that song with a burlesque Scandihoovian accent. Thus, that chorus was sung like this:

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, vhat's it to ya?
Glory, glory, vind blows t'rough ya
Vhen you yoomp right in betveen da sheets
Vit nutting on at all!


Dave Oesterreich


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: kids' song: I have lost my underwear
From: Rowan
Date: 08 Oct 06 - 11:36 PM

And the last line of Dave's chorus was often sung
"when she jumped between the lilywhite sheets
with nothing on at all"

Although I dare say several parodies have the same construction.

And, speaking of underwear, although it wasn't a chidren's song where I lived when I was a child (before I became a Child fan) there's Woad in the DT.

Cheers, Rowan


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: kids' song: I have lost my underwear
From: Susan of DT
Date: 09 Oct 06 - 07:28 AM

From Brooklyn in the 1950s, an expansion of two of the above postings:

I see London
I see France
I see ____'s underpants
Are they white?
Are they pink?
I don't know
But they sure stink


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: kids' song: I have lost my underwear
From: Mo the caller
Date: 09 Oct 06 - 08:05 AM

I was walking on the beach yesterday and we were wondering about a pair of lost knickers in the sand dunes (the theory was someone changed after paddling and forgot to take them home).
It brought to mind the Susie chant which my daughter heard at secondary school (so in the 80's). She claimed there were no actions or clapping done to it. A friend of mine was shocked to hear her 5 year old grand daughter recite it (early 90s I think).

Ooo ah, got no bra
Left my knickers in my boyfriends car.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: GUEST,omg
Date: 19 Dec 06 - 10:23 PM

THAT WAS REALLY DUMB.

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full;
One for the master,
And one for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane

         THATS ALL I REMBER WHEN I WAS AN CHILD!!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: catspaw49
Date: 19 Dec 06 - 10:29 PM

This thread was obviously refreshed for the benefit of Brittney Spears................

Spaw


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Deckman
Date: 19 Dec 06 - 11:18 PM

Let's NOT forget this gem:

"I Underwear My Baby Is Now?" (O.K. ... I'll looks for my hat)! Bob


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 20 Dec 06 - 04:19 AM

To the tune (probably obvious) of "The Tigger Song"

Ohhhhh The wonderful thing about knickers,
Is knickers are wonderful things.
The gussets are made out of cotton,
The sides are made out of strings.
They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy,pouncy,
Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun.
The most wonderful thing about knickers is,
They cover up your bum.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Scrump
Date: 20 Dec 06 - 04:58 AM

It was probably Arnold Layne :-)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Azizi
Date: 20 Dec 06 - 02:12 PM

Uncle_DaveO, I just read that you wrote in your 08 Oct 06 - 08:48 PM
post that

"Azizi gave us this chorus:

Glory, glory what a wonderful way to sleep
Glory, glory what a wonderful way to sleep
Glory, glory what a wonderful way to sleep
With nothing on at all"

-snip-

For the record, I was quoting from a Octoblog poster who used the screen name "Pushing Forty".

It's been a while since I was pushing forty. And I'm much too modest a person to reveal on a public forum whether I think that sleeping with nothing on at all is a glorious, wonderful way to sleep.

;o}


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: melodeonboy
Date: 20 Dec 06 - 07:51 PM

This thread is pants!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: melodeonboy
Date: 20 Dec 06 - 07:52 PM

Only joking! I'm enjoying it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Murray on Saltspring
Date: 21 Dec 06 - 08:35 PM

A variation of this gives the coy verse

Oh Sir Jasper, do not touch me

Oh Sir Jasper do not touch me

Oh Sir Jasper do not touch me,

As she slipped between the sheets with nothing on at all.

Tune is the chorus of 'John Brown's Body', of course; and the joke [such as it is] consists in the omission of the last word of the first 3 lines, then the two last words, and so on, till you get "Oh Sir Jasper!", "Oh Sir!" and finally "Oh!"


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 12:27 AM

"I have lost my underwear" was a song made up by David Graham of Christchurch New Zealand in the 1970s, to the tune of "Bye bye blackbird". The version given here is probably distantly derived from it, as there are lines that don't make sense here, but did make sense originally. It went -

I have lost my underwear, I don't care, I'll go bare.
Bye bye, long johns.
[You were always close to me], tickled me, tee hee hee!
Bye bye, long johns.
How I loved that little trapdoor behind me,
You all knew exactly where to find me.
I have lost my underwear, I don't care, I'll go bare.
Long johns, bye bye.

Not a hundred percent sure of the bit in square brackets, but think it's right.

pelliondance


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 04:11 AM

Underwear is for wimps


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Megan L
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 05:23 AM

What is that rock doing in the corner and wheres foolstroupe thought he wis in here somewhere?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: GUEST,GUESTrainbow84uk
Date: 17 May 08 - 07:25 PM

When I was 4 or 5 I know we used to sing the following with great delight at primary school in Lancs, NW England:

What's the time? Ten to nine
Hang your knickers on the line
When they're dry, bring them in
And put them in the biscuit tin
Eat a biscuit, eat a cake
Eat your knickers by mistake!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Joe_F
Date: 17 May 08 - 08:57 PM

This thread exemplifies a curious shift that the dictionaries (AHD, MWC13, OED) have not caught up with. "Underwear", to the dictionaries (& me), is an uncountable noun referring generally to undershirts, underpants, etc. But to many Americans these days it means underpants, and the identification is so complete that it takes plural verbs & pronouns. I suppose this must have gotten started as a euphemism -- generality standing in for vagueness, as in "bathroom" for "toilet", "marketing" for "promotion", etc.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 17 May 08 - 11:52 PM

I wasn't here Megan.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Nick E
Date: 18 May 08 - 12:17 AM

Makes me think of the song celebrating the wearing of kilts...
Donald where's your trousers?
Let the winds blow high, let the winds blow low..


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Nick E
Date: 18 May 08 - 12:20 AM

just down from the Isle of Skye
I'm no very big but I'm awful shy
All the lassies shout as I walk by,
"Donald, Where's Your Trousers?"

Let the wind blow high and the wind blow low
Through the streets in my kilt I go
All the lassies cry, "Hello!
Donald, where's your trousers?"

I went to a fancy ball
It was slippery in the hall
I was afeared that I may fall
Because I nay had on trousers

I went down to London town
To have a little fun in the underground
All the Ladies turned their heads around, saying,
"Donald, where's your trousers?"

The lassies love me every one
But they must catch me if they can
You canna put the breeks on a highland man, saying,
"Donald, where's your trousers?"


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: mg
Date: 18 May 08 - 02:44 AM

A great Stan Boreson??? song called sewed up in my vinter undervear..

when my face turns blue and contortions I go through when I'm sewed up in my vinter undervear

..but when it comes to other seasons...??


The old grey mare she crossed the delaware
lost her underwear
couldn't find it anywhere
six years later she found it on a polar bear
many long years ago.

Biddy McGraw


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: van lingle
Date: 18 May 08 - 04:53 AM

As kids we used to sing that one this way:

The old grey mare,
Sat in a 'lectric chair,
Burnt off her underwear,
Couldn't get another pair,
Many long years ago.

And Mississippi John Hurt's "Richland Women Blues" contains this verse:

Give me rosy red garters,
Pink hose on the feet,
Turkey red bloomers,
With a rumble seat.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: mg
Date: 19 May 08 - 01:18 AM

relatively unknown verse from Banks of Newfoundland..

she tore her flannel petticoats to make mittens for my hands
saying I would not see my true love freeze on the Banks of Newfoundland.

Lots of Petticoats...

I'll dye my petticoats dye them red


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,socks
Date: 19 May 08 - 04:16 AM

If socks count as underwear:

Black socks, they never get dirty
The longer you wear them the blacker they get
Sometimes I think I should wash them
Then something inside me says "no, not yet"!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,Joker_1226
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 11:39 PM

The boy stood on the burning deck,

his feet were full of blisters.

he tore his pants on a rusty nail,

and now he wears his sisters.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear son
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 27 Aug 08 - 01:37 AM

The Scotsman has been discussed on this forum, worth looking up if you're not familiar it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: topical tom
Date: 27 Aug 08 - 04:29 PM

The founder of McGill University was immortalized (more or less) by this student song.I remember only a few words:
                James McGill, James McGill,
                Can't you see him(?) lying there
                In his dirty underwear?

The rest of the lyrics escape me.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear son
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 27 Aug 08 - 04:35 PM

Oh Maggie Maggie May, they have taken her away,
And left me with her old red flannel drawers,
They are tattered they are torn,
Round the ..... 'armhole' they are worn,
Oh the old red flannel drawers that Maggie wore.

Memories of my Rugby days.......


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,letthanded guitar
Date: 27 Aug 08 - 04:58 PM

the long john version is the one I learned in college

but we reversed the lines to

If you see them you'll know where to find me
How I miss that little trap door behind me


tee hee luv that tune.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Susu's Hubby
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 12:31 PM

The only one I've committed to memory goes like this....

(Sung to the tune of "Country Roads")

"Almost Heaven
Oklahoma!
Big Red River
Lots of dust and tumbleweeds.

Country music
Leon Russell too!
Then there's Conway Twitty
In Oklahoma City.

(Chorus)
Country Roads
Take me there.
I need a change
Of underwear.
Oklahoma
Welfare for all!
Take me home
Country Roads.

Up in Tulsa,
I met the cutest squaw.
I tried to kiss her
But she swung hard
And Broke my jaw."

I can't remember the second part of the second verse but you just repeat the chorus and you're done.

Hubby


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: ToulouseCruise
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 04:01 PM

A little bit of modern...

from (ironically) the Barenaked Ladies' song called "Pinch Me"

On an evening such as this
It's hard to tell if I exist
If I Packed a car and leave this town
Who'll notice that I'm not around?
I could hide out under there
I just made you say 'underwear'
I could leave but I'll just stay
All my stuff's here anyway.

etc etc


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear son
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 06:25 PM

You obviously want traditional thongs!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: rodentred
Date: 29 Aug 08 - 07:06 AM

Of course there is the Kippers take on The man that came home broke ..

Chorus
As I walk along the promenade with a chilly derriere
All the girls declare saying he's in disrepair
And they close their eyes and wish I'd die
They seem to think my end is nigh
I'm the bloke that came home broke from Cromer Bingo

Verse
I was taken to the cleaners at that hall there is no doubt
I thought I'd lose some dirt but I only lost me shirt
And then I lost my trousers and my underwear and all
Now the prom's the only place I can frequent
Coz I've even lost the shirt that I was lent


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,husna_baldy head
Date: 17 Feb 09 - 08:24 PM

there was a girls names asmahshe lost her underwear in the swimming pool someone stoled her underwear and it was her sister.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,U NO HOO
Date: 22 Mar 09 - 05:34 PM

RE:

"Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 09:57 AM

"Hi ho Silverware
Tonto lost his underwear.
Tonto say, "Me no care,
Lone Ranger buy me 'nother pair!"

An old rhyme learned in those dim dark days of childhood........... "

I remember the last line as:

Me go buy another pair.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: A LITTLE BIT OF 'LASTIC (Richie Kavanagh)
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 22 Mar 09 - 06:39 PM

A song I heard sung by Vincent Boyle the traditional way although it later turned out to be a Ritchie Kavanagh song.


"A LITTLE BIT OF 'LASTIC"
Lyrics and Music by Richie Kavanagh

I'm a little bit of 'lastic an a little bit of lace
I was made for to cover your important little place
Lads try to get their hands on me and end up in disgrace
I'm a little bit of 'lastic an a little bit of lace

I come in all kinds of colours every shape an size
The one thing about me is the element of surprise
Every Monday morning I'm hung out on the line
And left there all day if the weather it is fine

I'm a little bit of 'lastic an a little bit of lace
I was made for to cover your important little place
Lads try to get their hands on me and end up in disgrace
I'm a little bit of 'lastic an a little bit of lace

Ah sure I'm hanging here upon the line all through out the day
An as the lads pass by they all ways look my way
Ya know now if I could talk to them such story's I could tell
But I know the way the look at me the know it all to well

I'm a little bit of 'lastic an a little bit of lace
I was made for to cover your important little place
Lads try to get their hands on me and end up in disgrace
I'm a little bit of 'lastic an a little bit of lace

Now the make me much smaller I hardly cover it at all
A course the price is bigger though I am very small
Now when I get a bit torn I know the end is near
Thought I hear that big Maggie has the same one 20 year

I'm a little bit of 'lastic an a little bit of lace
I was made for to cover your important little place
Lads try to get their hands on me and end up in disgrace
I'm a little bit of 'lastic an a little bit of lace


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear son
From: Genie
Date: 22 Mar 09 - 06:56 PM

The Tennessee Bird Walk

...
Take away their feathers and the birds'll walk around in underwear
...

cho: Oh, remember me my darling, when spring is in the air
When the bald-headed birds are whispering everywhere
When you see them walkin' southward in their dirty underwear
It's The Tennessee Birdwalk.

...
And how about some feathers, so their underwear no longer will be seen
...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Mrrzy
Date: 23 Mar 09 - 11:29 AM

Underwear!
Underwear!
How I itch
In my new
Underwear!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear son
From: GUEST,Philthy
Date: 13 Oct 09 - 03:21 PM

Teacher teacher I declare, I see someone's underwear. Might be pink, might be white, might be filled with dynamite.

That's the way I remember it.

                      Philthy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear son
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Oct 09 - 04:37 PM

Then there's the traditional sea shanty "Serafina," a busy flash gal from Calleo, on the West Coast of South America:

Serafina's got no drawers,
I've been ashore and seen her -
Serafina, Serafina!
She's got no time to put 'em on,
Hard-working Serafina!
Serafina, Sera-phi-na!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Rockhen
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 03:06 PM

I wrote one about a friend's problems with contemporary female underwear. I have just loaded it onto my old band's myspace, in case anyone has a minute to have a listen. I don't really check the site now as I have a Rockhen one as my main one instead, but please feel free to check out the song, 'Give Me A Clue'... particularly if you have had confusion over aspects of the aforementioned items... :-)

Check out song, 'Give Me A Clue' :-)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Young Buchan
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 06:42 AM

We three kings of Leicester Square
Selling ladies underwear
How fantastic, no elastic
Seven and six a pair


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Young Buchan
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 03:22 PM

And to delve into even greater vulgarity:

The rich girl uses a brassiere
The poor girl uses string
But Dinah uses nothing at all
She just lets them swing.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Young Buchan
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 05:27 AM

A few more items from the underwear drawer:

Take off, take off my gown of silk
But let my petticoat be,
And tie a napkin round my eyes
That the gallows I may not see.
             Mary Hamilton (and also similar in Earl of Warriston)

What's it to any man whether or no
Whether I'm easy or whether I'm true?
As I lifted her petticoat easy and slow
And tied up my sleeve for to buckle her shoe.
             Dom Behan

Flashy dashy petticoats
Flashy dashy shawls
Four and a tanner's worth of boots -
We're the Gallus Molls
             from Jeannie Robertson

Choruses of different versions of Robin-a-Thrush include 'Flashy green petticoats' and 'Show us your petticoat'

She's kilted up her petticoats
And after him rode she.
                False Lover Won Back and just about any other ballad where a girl gets on a horse

As we jogged on together, my boys, together side by side
By chance this fair maid's garter, by chance it came untied
For fear that she might lose it, I unto her did say
"Oh my love your garter is come untied, sing folderoliddle all day.

As we jogged on together, my boys, the grass was growin' high
I laid this girl upon her back, her garter for to tie
While tying of her garter, such sights you never did see
And we both jogged on together, me boys, sing folderoliddle all day.
             Umps and Dumps


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Smedley
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 12:53 PM

Young Buchan's

"We three kings of Leicester Square
Selling ladies underwear
How fantastic, no elastic
Seven and six a pair "



came with slightly different lines in my childhood, which (if I might be so bold) added a new dimension of dramatic urgency:

We three kings of Leicester Square
Selling knickers tuppence a pair
So fantastic, no elastic,
Very unsafe to wear.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 01:46 PM

I lost my mind and composed this one in honor of this unique theme:

Poor Jon was a young lad who toiled in tall cotton.
A handsome young fellow who'd be long forgotten
Were it not for the time, when most lads were at war,
Young Jon found himself, after work, in a bar.

A hard-working crew of young ladies came in,
They were doing men's work, a-getting crops in..
They were all filling in for their male counterparts,
Engaged in some battle in far distant parts.

They soon cast their eyes on our hero, Big Jon,
Who, noting the attention, began leading them on.
And then, in a flash, poor Jon was surrounded
For the young ladies' ardor, nay, lust - soon abounded.

He was, after all, the first man they had seen
Since their regular consorts had marched from the scene.
They grasped at his shirt, and soon ripped it to shreds,
They went for the breeches, filling poor Jon with dread.

For what, after all, could one gentleman do,
To satisfy such a libidinous crew?
He made for the door, lost his boots in the scuffle,
With his pants at the half-mast, he mastered the shuffle.

He shed them right smartly as he ran down the stairs,
With the girls in pursuit and himself nearly bare.
What saved him from hell, at the hands of those pickers,
Was the timely invention of breakaway knickers!

He sprinted, he galloped, he ran double fast,
He eluded them finally, albeit bare-assed.
And so Jon's reputation continued to grow,
Where the women are lusty and the tall cotton grows.

He saved those young maidens from the dread Scarlet Letter,
But, now, thinking on it, he could have done better.
Were it me, praise the Lord, I'd have lain down and took it,
But poor feckless Jon, why, the fool just forsook it.

When the question of honor thus clouded his thinking,
Jon fled from the scene with his "tail lights" a-blinking.
I'm sure the girls' menfolk were grateful and all,
But they laughed ever after 'bout how Jon missed the Ball.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,Lynne Phelps
Date: 25 Aug 10 - 08:38 PM

This was a patty-cakes hand slapping song when I was in first grade, very elaborate movements:

John Brown, John Brown,
sitting like a polar bear
lost all his underwear,
couldn't find it anywhere.
Ten days later,
found it by a polar bear
way dow-own south south south.

There were many verses but I can't remember them. One about swimming in a deep blue sea?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: WALKIN' ROUND IN WOMEN'S UNDERWEAR
From: Genie
Date: 25 Aug 10 - 10:30 PM

WALKIN' ROUND IN WOMEN'S UNDERWEAR
(Bob Rivers)

Lacy thingsthe wife is missin',
Didn't ask her permission.
I'm wearin' her clothes,
Her silk pantyhose,
Walkin' 'round in women's underwear.

In the store there's a teddy,
Little straps like spaghetti,
They hold me so tight,
Like handcuffs at night,
Walkin' 'round in women's underwear.

In the office there's a guy named Melvin,
He pretends that I am Murphy Brown.
He'll say, "Are you ready?" I'll say,"Whoa, Man!"
"Let's wait until our wives are out of town!"

Later on, if you wanna,
We can dress like Madonna,
Put on some eyeshade,
And join the parade,
Walkin' 'round in women's underwear!

(Tune: "Winter Wonderland")
Copyright Bob Rivers.
Recorded on "Twisted Christmas", Rivers

click


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 10:03 PM

oh ah i lost my bra
i think i lost it in my boyfriends car or something like that


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: PHJim
Date: 18 Mar 11 - 01:40 AM

Hayes Carll's Flowers And Liquor has a verse that goes like this:

We'll go home and leave the lights on
Wear G-Strings and see-through tights oh
We'll make love and we'll have a ball
In the kitchen, against the wall
I'm getting excited,
Hope I'm invited
I want to spend the night with you


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,Orson Trap
Date: 18 Mar 11 - 05:47 AM

Without going through all the replies, so apologies if it has already been mentioned.
Zoe Mulford has a song "Lifes too short to fold underwear".
Worth going to see her next time she is in your area.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,Arielle Sax
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 12:21 PM

God Bless My Underwear

My mom always taught me this line-

From the washer
To the dryer
To the clothesline
To my rear!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 08:31 AM

It ends with "He's our father! Ask our mothers! Jaaaaaaames McGILL!"


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,George Henderson
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 06:43 AM

I always wear nothing under my clothes.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Bert
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 10:24 AM

To the tune of Strawberry Roan.

Oh Grannies red drawers
Oh Grannies red drawers
There's a hole in the middle
so Grannie can piddle
Oh Grannies red drawers.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Haruo
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 10:33 AM

I see Mary Garvey mentioned Valking in my Vinter Undervear by Stan Boreson; one of his last songs—he's not dead, but he has stopped singing for the public—is about the absence of underwear and all other attire: I Just Don't Look Good Naked Anymore. (YouTube from a 2007 video)

I'm surprised I don't see Vinter Undervear's lyrics in the database or forum. Will try to post later if nobody beats me to it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Haruo
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 10:42 AM

Meantime, here's a clip from Lawrence Welk of (the young) Boreson doing a straight "Winter Wonderland" and then segueing into "Uncle Torvald's way of singing it". And here's one of yust the Scandihoovian version by another singer, from Minnesota (Boreson is from Seattle; I always think of him as being from Ballard, because of the accent, but the fact is he went to Roosevelt with my Aunt Annie).


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Haruo
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 11:09 AM

And here's one of Stan and someone else (I was a Patches Pal! I didn't watch Stan much as a kid even though we sang his songs every Christmas.)
From: Haruo
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 11:20 AM

And speaking of not wearing any, what about the Scotsman who, upon awakening, said "I see ye won first prize"?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 03:50 PM

And from the late and very great Monty Parkin, this parody:

I wore my pants from Marks and Spencers
And made pretences that they would do
But in my mind I felt contrary,
They were too lairy, not a nice plain blue.

Far, far away, my wife's aunt Elsie,
Who lived near Chelsea, sent them to me.
And so I sat, through the Christmas season,
With my new undies on, and watched TV.

A crashing bore, the same old drag,
When it was done I grabbed a bag,
I went down to Marks and Spencers,
I was not alone.....

'May I return these pants, please, missus,
They're all right for sissies, not for us real men.'
She looked at me, a trifle weary,
'I suppose so, deary', and I went home again.

Give me my dull old pants, give me my dull old pants,
Give me my dull old pants, give me my dull old pants.

This was written for Monty's weekly spot on Radio Kent, but perhaps understandably they thought it might offend the original noble composer, and vetoed it. I still trot it out every January, though.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,Mark Bluemel
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 11:04 AM

I know at least one person who thought that "Rose of Allendale" had a reference to bras...

"One maidenform withstood the storm".


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 02:27 PM

Ed Pickford once wrote a song entitled 'You Can't Wear Your Knickers at Ascot' as a response to a ban on hot pants at the race meeting.
Then there's 'The Tailor's Britches', where the tailor swaps clothes with his dance partner and is left only her petticoat to preserve his modest, which eventually falls to the ground:
revealing for all of the others to see,
Just what it was that endeared you to me (another song)

And last but not least:

I know a girl in Waterloo,
She don't wear no - yes she do.

I know a girl in Berkley Square,
She don't wear no underwear

Jim Carroll


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Bert
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 06:20 PM

Didn't Lonnie Donnegan say something like 'Rose is wearing them!'?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,BobL
Date: 09 Nov 12 - 04:35 AM

When he removed her underwear,
He found the Red Flag flying there.

(sorry)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Snuffy
Date: 09 Nov 12 - 09:29 AM

I say, I say, I say, My dustbin's full of lilies.
Well throw 'em away then!
I can't: Lily's wearing them.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 09 Nov 12 - 02:06 PM

Underwear
Underwear
How I itch
In my new
Underwear


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Bert
Date: 09 Nov 12 - 02:32 PM

That was it Snuffy.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 24 July 8:15 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.