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I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs

07 Aug 04 - 10:15 PM (#1242172)
Subject: I have lost my underwear
From: GUEST,The Connor Girls

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.....


07 Aug 04 - 11:03 PM (#1242204)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Rabbi-Sol

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


08 Aug 04 - 01:21 AM (#1242269)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: The Fooles Troupe

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

I think I've started....


08 Aug 04 - 07:51 AM (#1242459)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: GUEST

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.


08 Aug 04 - 09:53 AM (#1242496)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Big Jim from Jackson

Sandy Paton, on one of his and Caroline's kids' albums on Folk-Legacy, has a great song, "I Wonder Where's My Underwear". 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.


08 Aug 04 - 10:06 AM (#1242501)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: dick greenhaus

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.


08 Aug 04 - 10:10 AM (#1242505)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Joe_F

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.


08 Aug 04 - 01:11 PM (#1242599)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: GUEST

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


09 Aug 04 - 08:52 AM (#1243121)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: ToulouseCruise

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.


09 Aug 04 - 09:03 AM (#1243132)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: SINSULL

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.


09 Aug 04 - 09:57 AM (#1243172)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Big Jim from Jackson

"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...........


09 Aug 04 - 10:00 AM (#1243174)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: SINSULL

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

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


09 Aug 04 - 04:46 PM (#1243494)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Joe_F

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

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


09 Aug 04 - 09:56 PM (#1243721)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Shanghaiceltic

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.


10 Aug 04 - 05:40 AM (#1243886)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Flash Company

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


10 Aug 04 - 06:00 AM (#1243896)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: The Fooles Troupe

Lost Underwear!
Flash Company!

ROFL!


10 Aug 04 - 09:19 AM (#1243996)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Flash Company

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

FC


10 Aug 04 - 10:31 AM (#1244066)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Cool Beans

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.)


10 Aug 04 - 11:35 AM (#1244125)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Jen M

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


10 Aug 04 - 04:11 PM (#1244424)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Rabbi-Sol

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


12 Apr 05 - 01:25 PM (#1459208)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: GUEST,dustyrose

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.


12 Apr 05 - 01:52 PM (#1459234)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: frogprince

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.


12 Apr 05 - 02:42 PM (#1459280)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: wysiwyg

Thanks to you all!

~S~


12 Apr 05 - 06:33 PM (#1459469)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Charley Noble

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


13 Apr 05 - 03:33 AM (#1459692)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Splott Man

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)


13 Apr 05 - 06:19 PM (#1460431)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Azizi

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.


28 Jun 05 - 06:51 PM (#1512030)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Azizi

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..


28 Jun 05 - 07:31 PM (#1512067)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Charley Noble

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


29 Jun 05 - 08:54 AM (#1512397)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: JennyO

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.


29 Jun 05 - 09:26 AM (#1512434)
Subject: Lyr Add: A BEGGIN' I WILL GO
From: JennyO

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


30 Jun 05 - 07:35 AM (#1513185)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Paul Burke

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


10 Dec 05 - 09:59 AM (#1624353)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Azizi

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]


08 Oct 06 - 06:33 PM (#1853561)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: GUEST,Rachel

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...


08 Oct 06 - 06:43 PM (#1853567)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: GUEST,thurg

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!


08 Oct 06 - 08:48 PM (#1853651)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Uncle_DaveO

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


08 Oct 06 - 11:36 PM (#1853727)
Subject: RE: kids' song: I have lost my underwear
From: Rowan

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


09 Oct 06 - 07:28 AM (#1853925)
Subject: RE: kids' song: I have lost my underwear
From: Susan of DT

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


09 Oct 06 - 08:05 AM (#1853954)
Subject: RE: kids' song: I have lost my underwear
From: Mo the caller

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.


19 Dec 06 - 10:23 PM (#1914343)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: GUEST,omg

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!!!


19 Dec 06 - 10:29 PM (#1914352)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: catspaw49

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

Spaw


19 Dec 06 - 11:18 PM (#1914385)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Deckman

Let's NOT forget this gem:

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


20 Dec 06 - 04:19 AM (#1914476)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Georgiansilver

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.


20 Dec 06 - 04:58 AM (#1914505)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Scrump

It was probably Arnold Layne :-)


20 Dec 06 - 02:12 PM (#1914979)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Azizi

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}


20 Dec 06 - 07:51 PM (#1915244)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: melodeonboy

This thread is pants!


20 Dec 06 - 07:52 PM (#1915246)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: melodeonboy

Only joking! I'm enjoying it.


21 Dec 06 - 08:35 PM (#1916276)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Murray on Saltspring

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!"


03 Apr 08 - 12:27 AM (#2305155)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: GUEST

"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


03 Apr 08 - 04:11 AM (#2305235)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: John MacKenzie

Underwear is for wimps


03 Apr 08 - 05:23 AM (#2305276)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Megan L

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


17 May 08 - 07:25 PM (#2343188)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: GUEST,GUESTrainbow84uk

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!


17 May 08 - 08:57 PM (#2343248)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Joe_F

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.


17 May 08 - 11:52 PM (#2343357)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: The Fooles Troupe

I wasn't here Megan.


18 May 08 - 12:17 AM (#2343367)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Nick E

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..


18 May 08 - 12:20 AM (#2343368)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
From: Nick E

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?"


18 May 08 - 02:44 AM (#2343399)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: mg

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


18 May 08 - 04:53 AM (#2343416)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: van lingle

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.


19 May 08 - 01:18 AM (#2344107)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: mg

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


19 May 08 - 04:16 AM (#2344181)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,socks

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"!


26 Aug 08 - 11:39 PM (#2423028)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,Joker_1226

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.


27 Aug 08 - 01:37 AM (#2423071)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear son
From: GUEST,Gerry

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


27 Aug 08 - 04:29 PM (#2423644)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: topical tom

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.


27 Aug 08 - 04:35 PM (#2423650)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear son
From: Georgiansilver

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.......


27 Aug 08 - 04:58 PM (#2423685)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,letthanded guitar

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.


28 Aug 08 - 12:31 PM (#2424442)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Susu's Hubby

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


28 Aug 08 - 04:01 PM (#2424710)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: ToulouseCruise

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


28 Aug 08 - 06:25 PM (#2424889)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear son
From: Georgiansilver

You obviously want traditional thongs!


29 Aug 08 - 07:06 AM (#2425281)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: rodentred

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


17 Feb 09 - 08:24 PM (#2569620)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,husna_baldy head

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


22 Mar 09 - 05:34 PM (#2594791)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,U NO HOO

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.


22 Mar 09 - 06:39 PM (#2594864)
Subject: Lyr Add: A LITTLE BIT OF 'LASTIC (Richie Kavanagh)
From: GUEST,Peter Laban

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


22 Mar 09 - 06:56 PM (#2594877)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear son
From: Genie

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
...


23 Mar 09 - 11:29 AM (#2595353)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Mrrzy

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


13 Oct 09 - 03:21 PM (#2745174)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear son
From: GUEST,Philthy

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


13 Oct 09 - 04:37 PM (#2745240)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear son
From: Charley Noble

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


24 Oct 09 - 03:06 PM (#2751862)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Rockhen

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' :-)


25 Oct 09 - 06:42 AM (#2752240)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Young Buchan

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


25 Oct 09 - 03:22 PM (#2752520)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Young Buchan

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.


26 Oct 09 - 05:27 AM (#2752804)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Young Buchan

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


26 Oct 09 - 12:53 PM (#2752975)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Smedley

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.


26 Oct 09 - 01:46 PM (#2753006)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego

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.


25 Aug 10 - 08:38 PM (#2972929)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,Lynne Phelps

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?


25 Aug 10 - 10:30 PM (#2972981)
Subject: Lyr Add: WALKIN' ROUND IN WOMEN'S UNDERWEAR
From: Genie

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

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

In the store there's a teddy,
With little straps like spaghetti.
It holds 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?" We'll say,"Whoa, Man!
Let's wait until the wife is 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


17 Mar 11 - 10:03 PM (#3116180)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST

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


18 Mar 11 - 01:40 AM (#3116232)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: PHJim

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


18 Mar 11 - 05:47 AM (#3116292)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,Orson Trap

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.


07 Apr 11 - 12:21 PM (#3130596)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,Arielle Sax

God Bless My Underwear

My mom always taught me this line-

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


06 Nov 12 - 08:31 AM (#3431756)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST

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


07 Nov 12 - 06:43 AM (#3432337)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,George Henderson

I always wear nothing under my clothes.


07 Nov 12 - 10:24 AM (#3432441)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Bert

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.


07 Nov 12 - 10:33 AM (#3432445)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Haruo

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.


07 Nov 12 - 10:42 AM (#3432454)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Haruo

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).


07 Nov 12 - 11:09 AM (#3432468)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Haruo

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.)
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.


08 Nov 12 - 11:04 AM (#3433038)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,Mark Bluemel

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

"One maidenform withstood the storm".


08 Nov 12 - 02:27 PM (#3433189)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Jim Carroll

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


08 Nov 12 - 06:20 PM (#3433328)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Bert

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


09 Nov 12 - 04:35 AM (#3433502)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,BobL

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

(sorry)


09 Nov 12 - 09:29 AM (#3433613)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Snuffy

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


09 Nov 12 - 02:06 PM (#3433757)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,Mrr

Underwear
Underwear
How I itch
In my new
Underwear


09 Nov 12 - 02:32 PM (#3433769)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Bert

That was it Snuffy.


01 Oct 18 - 04:39 AM (#3953945)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,Matty B

I'm surprised this little ditty has not been included on here, sung in Cornwall in the 1970s:

We break up! We break up!
We don't care if the school blows up.
No more English, no more French
No more sitting on the old school bench.
Teacher! Teacher! We don't care,
If we see your underwear;
Is it black or is it white;
Oh my gar its dynamite!

Not sure where it is from - French was certainly NOT a subject at our primary school. I suspect older siblings at Redruth grammar school.


16 Nov 18 - 01:20 AM (#3961882)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Jim Dixon

LEAP UP AND DOWN (WAVE YOUR KNICKERS IN THE AIR)

WHERE'S YOUR KNICKERS, LUCY?


17 Nov 18 - 09:11 PM (#3962150)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: robomatic

Dr. Demento used to play this one on his show.

I tried looking this up in digi-trad but I've had very little luck using the mudcat search utility.


18 Nov 18 - 08:22 PM (#3962249)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Jim Dixon

Lyrics have been posted in another thread:

FROM THE INDIES TO THE ANDES IN HIS UNDIES by the Hoosier Hot Shots.

robomatic: even when you can't use the "Lyrics & Knowledge Search" you can still use the "Search Forum By Subject or UserName" on this page: https://mudcat.org/forumsearch.cfm. This is especially useful for searching for songs by title.


18 Nov 18 - 09:40 PM (#3962254)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Jim Dixon

There’s Stan Boreson’s song WALKING IN MY WINTER UNDERWEAR, sung to the tune of WINTER WONDERLAND. Do I need to tell you...? He sings it in his comically thick Norwegian accent, so it comes out “valking ... vinter ...”


19 Nov 18 - 11:06 PM (#3962382)
Subject: Lyr Add: UNDERWEAR (Barry Louis Polisar)
From: raredance

UNDERWEAR - Barry Louis Polisar
As recorded by Barry Louis Polisar on "Off-Color Songs for Kids" (1983)

CHORUS: Underwear is everywhere but mostly underneath.
Usually, you can't see what goes on beneath
Ragged clothes or evening gowns or the finest three-piece suit.
Underwear is everywhere; there is no substitute.

Everyone is equal when it comes to underwear,
Because beneath your underwear it's just yourself that's there.
Everyone wears underwear -- or at least they should.
Underwear is lots of things, but mostly it is good. CHORUS

Some like the feel of cotton. I share this belief.
Likewise, I don't like boxer shorts; give me a pair of briefs.
Some don't like to talk about it; that's because they're shy.
People laugh at underwear, but I do not know why. CHORUS

"Now don't use bleach on underwear." That's what my mom will say.
"Cause bleach will eat the fabric and soon they'll wash away."
Underwear with lots of holes is a sorry sight,
Look around and try to see who's wearing theirs too tight! CHORUS TWICE


22 Dec 18 - 04:49 PM (#3967915)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

Not a song...but certainly germane to ths thread.

I have a "hobby" of fixing half century old UK machinery in the USA.

It is a challenge...and frequently, as the covers come off, I am reminded of the Lawrence Ferlinghetti 1955 poem, "Underware."

  I didn't get much sleep last night

  thinking about underwear

  Have you ever stopped to consider

  underwear in the abstract

  When you really dig into it

  some shocking problems are raised

  Underwear is something

  we all have to deal with

  Everyone wears

  some kind of underwear

  Even Indians wear underwear

  Even Cubans

  wear underwear

  The Pope wears underwear I hope

  Underwear is worn by Negroes

  The Governor of Louisiana

  wears underwear

  I saw him on TV

  He must have had tight underwear

  He squirmed a lot

  Underwear can really get you in a bind

  Negroes often wear white underwear

  which may lead to trouble

  You have seen the underwear ads

  for men and women

  so alike but so different

  Women's underwear holds things up

  Men's underwear holds things down

  Underwear is one thing

  men and women have in common

  Underwear is all we have between us

  You have seen the three-color pictures

  with crotches encircled

  to show the areas of extra strength

  and three-way stretch

  promising full freedom of action

  Don't be deceived

  It's all based on the two-party system

  which doesn't allow much freedom of choice

  the way things are set up

  America in its underwear

  struggles thru the night

  Underwear controls everything in the end

  Take foundation garments for instance

  They are really fascist forms

  of underground government

  making people believe

  something but the truth

  telling you what you can or can't do

  Did you ever try to get around a girdle

  Perhaps Non-Violent Action

  is the only answer

  Did Gandhi wear a girdle

  Did Lady Macbeth wear a girdle

  Was that why Macbeth murdered sleep

  And that spot she was always rubbing

  Was it really in her underwear

  Modern Anglo-Saxon ladies

  must have huge guilt complexes

  always washing and washing and washing

  Out damned spot

  Underwear with spots very suspicious

  Underwear with bulges very shocking

  Underwear on clothesline a great flag of freedom

  Someone has escaped his underwear

  May be naked somewhere

  Help

  But don't worry

  Everybody's still hung up in it

  There won't be no real revolution

  And poetry’s still the underwear of the soul

  And underwear still covering

  a multitude of faults

  in the geological sense

  strange sedimentary stones, inscrutable cracks

  For does not the body stay alive

  after death and still need its underwear

  or outgrow it

  some organs are said to reach full maturity

  only after the head stops holding them back

  If I were you I'd keep aside

  an oversize pair of winter underwear

  Do not go naked into that good night

  And in the meantime

  keep calm and warm and dry

  No use stirring ourselves up prematurely

  over Nothing

  Move forward with dignity

  hand in vest

  Don't get emotional

  And death shall have no dominion

  There's plenty of time my darling

  Are we not still young and easy

  Don't shout.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle
have you ever witnessed married morman men's underware in the loc
ker room?


23 Dec 18 - 03:56 PM (#3968062)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,Katherine Rhoda

"Bye-Bye Longjohns" as documented by the Maine Folklife Center: https://umaine.edu/folklife/what-we-do/programs-and-events/maine-song-and-story-sampler-map/places/bingham-bye-bye-longjohns/


26 Dec 18 - 05:20 PM (#3968406)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Jim Dixon

THE MAN ON PAGE 602 is sort of an underwear song, since it was an underwear ad that caused all the fuss.


26 Dec 18 - 07:31 PM (#3968417)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Big Al Whittle

My hymn to a beloved lady and her knickers.


https://soundcloud.com/denise_whittle/psychedelicpanties


26 Dec 18 - 08:42 PM (#3968421)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: Howard Kaplan

Clicking on the blue clicky will get you to a recent live recording of my song Do socks count as underwear?.


14 Dec 19 - 12:12 AM (#4023636)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST

Jingle bells, shotgun shells
BB's thru the air
Oh what fun it is to ride
In ______'s underwear!


14 Dec 19 - 04:27 AM (#4023653)
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
From: GUEST,henryp

Snow - Jesse Winchester
   
I don't have no heavy hip boots
I don't have no furry hat
I don't have no long-john underwear
No layer of protective fat

I'd take a plane right to sunny Spain
Oh, but I don't have no dough
But I'd build a bridge and I'd walk there
To get away from all that snow