Mudcat Café message #3885837 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #163052   Message #3885837
Posted By: Joe Offer
30-Oct-17 - 10:29 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Black Socks (round)
Subject: Origins: Black Socks (round)
We never seem to have much luck tracing the origins of camp songs and scout songs and rounds. We have this song in the Digital Tradition, but no information about its origins.

Here are the DT lyrics:

BLACK SOCKS

(GEDC)

Black socks, they never get dirty.
The longer you wear them, the stronger they get.
Some times I think of the laundry,
But something inside me says: "Don't send them yet."

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From the singing of Judy Cook
@kids @clothes
filename[ BLAKSOCK
TUNE FILE: BLAKSOCK
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TUNE FILE: BLAKSOC2
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DC



This song is not in Sol Weber's Rounds Galore or in The Penguin Book of Rounds. I did find it in The Great Rouunds Songbook by Esther L. Nelson (1985, Sterling Publishing - page 47).

But can anyone tell us where this round comes from?
-Joe-