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Five Roses Drawers (Wayne S Morgan) videos
See also: Five Roses Thong (Roustabout)
#868: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

It's nice to look back on the poor days we knew,
To admire our women and how they made do;
But sugar and flour they bought by the sack,
And then used the cloth to put clothes on their back.

The tea cloths were made from the best of the bags,
And the oilskins were made from the leftover rags;
And some of the cloth it was hid in the store,
For the Five Roses drawers that me grandmother wore.

The Five Roses drawers that me grandmother wore,
Were whitened with lye soap on the old scrubbing board;
And fine nights they'd bleach on the line by the door,
The Five Roses drawers that me grandmother wore.

The good days are gone and it's sad to look back,
Though I can't see meself in a Five Roses sack;
I might have had fun but I'll never be sure,
In the Five Roses drawers that me grandmother wore.

It's nice to look back on the poor days we knew,
To admire our women and how they made do;
The sugar and flour they bought by the sack,
And then used the cloth to put clothes on their back.

The Five Roses drawers that me grandmother wore,
Were whitened with lye soap on the old scrubbing board;
And fine nights they'd bleach on the line by the door,
The Five Roses drawers that me grandmother wore.
The Five Roses drawers that me grandmother wore.

####.... Pat Casey [1934-2005] of Torbay, NL ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by Wayne S Morgan of Port de Grave, NL (Breakaway, trk#9, 2002, Independent, recorded and mixed by Kevin Collins at Sawyer Hill Productions, Placentia, NL).

See more songs by Wayne S Morgan.

A variant was also arranged and recorded by Squeezin' Steve Searle (Port-De-Grave Breakdown, trk#14, 2005, Melrose Music).

For a humorous look at Grandmother's drawers see Roustabout's Five Roses Thong.

The video below features a recording by the Coasters with vocals by Bernice Durnford of Burgeo, NL (Gone To Sea, trk#1).


#1556: YouTube video by NfldCod
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~


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