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Robin Hood Sack Underwear (Junior Walsh)
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#1628 YouTube video by Archie Shaw
©2015 ~ Used with permission ~

Oh, the Robin Hood sack underwear,
They were strong and so hard to tear;
Mom kept them snow white and
the strings were tied tight,
Oh, the Robin Hood sack underwear.

When we were all kids in the bay,
Nothing was then thrown away;
Like bottles for jam, we always kept them,
And those sacks for to make underwear.

The old can of lye was the boss,
If you wanted the label washed off,
Just put them in soak, and this is no joke,
It made Robin Hood disappear.

Oh, the Robin Hood sack underwear,
They were strong and so hard to tear;
Mom kept them snow white and
the strings were tied tight,
Oh, the Robin Hood sack underwear.

There was no indoor plumbing back then,
So the outhouse was our dear friend;
We'd hurry inside but our strings hold on tight,
What a panic, oh boy, we were in.

Oh, the Robin Hood sack underwear,
They were strong and so hard to tear;
Mom kept them snow white and
the strings were tied tight,
Oh, the Robin Hood sack underwear.

When the girls would go out in the night,
They'd make sure the strings were pulled tight;
So those naughty boys wouldn't get them untied,
Oh, the Robin Hood sack underwear.

Those Robin Hood sacks were good then,
To keep out the cold and the wind;
We'd use every sack to put clothes on our back,
And to make all of our underwear.

Oh, the Robin Hood sack underwear,
They were strong and so hard to tear;
Mom kept them snow white and
the strings were tied tight,
Oh, the Robin Hood sack underwear.
Mom kept them snow white and
the strings were tied tight,
Oh, the Robin Hood sack underwear.

####.... Junior Walsh of Marystown, NL ....####
The video above features a recording by Junior Walsh (A Letter To Mom Up In Heaven, trk#5, 2000, published by Junior Walsh, Marystown, NL, and recorded at Sim's Studio, Belleoram, NL).

See more songs by Junior Walsh.

Note: Robin Hood flour started production in 1909 with 62 employees working at a small mill in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. From these humble beginnings, Robin Hood's green-and-red archer emblem has become a familiar and highly regarded symbol of consistent quality.


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