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Song Of The P & G White Naphtha Soap
(Gerald S Doyle) MIDI
Sung to the air of:
Uncle Sam Is Rich Enough To
Give You All A Farm
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Oh, you women folks of Newfoundland,
attend to what I say,
I mean to make it easy for you on washing day;
And when you use your washing soap,
I want you all to see,
When you're taking off the wrapper
that it's stamped with a "P G"

Come along, come along, attend to what I say,
I mean to make it easy for you on washing day;
Just look around on Monday,
and I'm sure that you will find,
That the women using P & G
have the first clothes on the line.

Oh! This soap it is so popular,
'tis used in every Bay,
Some call it the White Naphtha,
and I'm sure it's come to stay;
Now the merchants who stock this soap,
they say it's selling well,
And the men who manufacture it
are Procter and Gamble.

Come along, come along, attend to what I say,
I mean to make it easy for you on washing day;
Just look around on Monday,
and I'm sure that you will find,
That the women using P & G
have the first clothes on the line.

Now this soap they call White Naphtha,
it takes out all the dirt,
And it lathers up so easily
that you don't have half the work;
So, don't you have a substitute,
or any other take,
For you can buy White Naphtha
for but ten cents a cake.

Come along, come along, attend to what I say,
I mean to make it easy for you on washing day;
Just look around on Monday,
and I'm sure that you will find,
That the women using P & G
have the first clothes on the line.

####.... Author unknown. Traditional Newfoundland song ....####
Published by Gerald S Doyle in Old-Time Songs And Poetry Of Newfoundland: Songs Of The People From The Days Of Our Forefathers, First edition, p.69, 1927.

P&G White Naphtha Soap was introduced by Procter and Gamble of Cincinnati, Ohio in 1902, and quickly became the largest-selling bar soap in the world. P and G White Laundry Soap, a bar soap used for washing laundry and dishes, was made during World War I and World War II, temporarily replacing P and G White Naphtha Soap when naphtha was used for the war effort. Tide, another popular laundry detergent manufactured by Procter & Gamble, was first marketed in its present form in 1949. It's success quickly caused P&G to discontinue production of their White Naphtha Soap.



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