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Dem Socks Dat My Pappy Wore

    (Wesley Wilson)
Photograph of Coot Grant and Kid Wesley Wilson
Transcribed from vocals by Wesley Wilson, recorded June 16, 1930,
From Coot Grant and Kid Wilson, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, v. 2: 1928-1931, Document Records, DOCD-5564.

Of all the animals in this world,
The monkey's tail, it am the longest.
Of all the socks in this world,
My pappy's socks, they am the strongest.

Dem socks dat my pappy wore!
Lord, lord, dem socks dat my pappy wore!
Lord, he hung 'em on the fence,
And the sun ain't shined there since.
On dem socks, mama, that my pappy wore!

Lord, lord, dem socks dat my pappy wore!
Lord, lord, dem socks dat my pappy wore!
Lord, he put 'em up on the shelf,
They was so strong they got up and walked off by theyself!
Lord, dem socks, mama, that my pappy wore!

Lord, lord, lord, dem socks! Socks that my pappy wore!
Lord, dem socks dat my pappy wore!
Lord, he throwed 'em in a circus ring,
And all the animals started to shakin' that thing!
From dem socks, mama, dat my pappy wore!

Lord, lord, lord, socks! Socks that my pappy wore!
Oh, dem socks that my pappy wore!
Lord, he throwed 'em in the zoo,
You ought-a seen them animals, the way they flew!
From dem socks, mama, dat my pappy wore!

Lord, lord, dem socks! Socks that my pappy wore!
Oh, dem socks that my pappy wore!
Lord, he put 'em in the tub,
And the washboard, it refused to rub,
On dem socks, mama, dat my pappy wore!



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Published 9/17/99.


 


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