Black Socks

Information About Black Socks

The original version of this song was written as a love letter by an English salior to his sweetheart in the late 1700s. The parody of this song was the black socks versoin which was written in the early 1920s.

An Interesting Game With This Song Sent By BusSongs Reader:.

Eeryone is made to stand in a group. Hold hands and sing this song and then we say "Do you love your neighbor?' "It" (who is standing in the middle) says "Yes, I love my neighbor. Especially the ones that (ex. wear blue)'. Everybody that fits this description runs across the middle of the circle to a different spot without getting tagged by "it". Game continues with a new "it" and the singing of "Black Socks".

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An enjoyable version to sing along to

Black socks, they never get dirty.
The longer you wear 'em, the stiffer they get.

Sometimes, I think of the laundry,
But something inside me says "Don't send them yet".

This is the right version when you are just about to wash your socks

Black socks they never get dirty,
the longer you wear them the stronger they get.

Sometimes I think I should launder them
Something keeps telling me do it right right now!

Yet another version

Black socks, they never get dirty.
The longer you wear them, the blacker they get.
Sometimes I think of the laundry;
But something keeps telling me don't wash them yet not yet, not yet, not yet. .

One more

Black socks they never get dirty
the longer you were them the stronger they get
Sometimes I think I should wash them
but something keeps telling me Not yet not yet not yet.

Sing this version and don't worry about muzzles

They never shut up
The more that you shush them
The louder they get
Sometimes I think about muzzles
But something inside me says
Oh no, not yet.

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stevie, west virginia

13 October 2013 at 4:30pm

this song drives me crazy im going nuts

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Annasophia, United States

1 May 2012 at 12:56pm

I am wearing black socks today! I had to sing this in Chorus for a warm up!

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Madeleine, Australia

7 February 2012 at 4:25am

In Macapella (my school choir) we use Black Socks as a warm up - varying the pitch, volume, speed and notes. But it is a different version to all of those; "black socks they never get dirty the longer you wear them the better they get, sometimes I think I should wash them then something inside me says don't do it yet, not yet, not yet, not y-et"

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Bobbi, United States

13 October 2011 at 3:23am

I was tought it was green socks the longer you wear them the stronger they get some time i think i might wash them but something inside me keeps saying not yet this was a Girl scout version

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Stephanie, United States

2 September 2011 at 8:32pm

god dam i got that song stuck in my head

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Grad, Angola

29 April 2011 at 10:30pm

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Pie, United States

26 February 2011 at 10:53pm

no racism intended but i know someone who made a parody: Black slaves they always get dirty the longer u work them the blacker they get sometimes i think i should free them but something keeps telling me don't do it yet

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Cake, United States

26 February 2011 at 10:50pm

My choir teacher taught it as Black socks, they never get dirty, the longer you wear them the blacker they get. Sometimes i think i should launder them, but something keeps telling me don't do it yet.

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Narda, Australia

11 February 2011 at 4:43pm

it should be the longer you wear them the stronger they get

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No Name, United States

9 January 2011 at 7:17pm

in my chorus they say 'black socks they never get dirty the longer you wear them the black they get. someday i'll probaly launder them something keeps telling me dont do it yet, not yet not yet'

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Meghan, United States

29 November 2010 at 4:59am

black socks, they never get dirty, the longer you wear them the stronger they get; sometimes, I think I should wash them, but something inside me keeps saying not yet, not yet, not yet... from a camp in Connecticut.

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Meaghan, Canada

17 November 2010 at 9:47pm

black socks they never get dirty, the longer you wear them the stronger they get. sometimes i think i should wash them but something inside me says oh no not yet, not yet....

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Alannah, Canada

23 October 2010 at 6:53am

The version I learned in girl guides when I was like six was " black socks, they never get dirty, the longer you wear them the shorter they get. Sometimes I think I might wash them but something inside me says " not yet, not yet, not yet..". I think the real version is supposed to be " the stronger they get" because they smell worse and worse because they haven't been washed. Black socks don't actually get blacker, they get browner but they suuurrreee do keep smelling worse and worse!

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Sophie, Leicester

29 August 2010 at 8:26pm

borrrring lol

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Katie, Katy, Texas, North America

21 August 2010 at 2:12am

At my camp--in California-- we sing it like this: Black socks they never get dirty the longer you wear them the cleaner they get, someday I think I may wash them but something's been telling me don't do it yet, not yet, not yet, not yet.

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Hussein, Canada

16 July 2010 at 12:43am

at my camp we sing: Black socks they never get dirty the longer you were them the stronger they get Sometimes I think I should wash them but something keeps telling me Not yet not yet not yet

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Marcia, Inverness Scotland

14 June 2010 at 9:12pm

we sing: Black socks, they never get dirty, the longer you wear them, the stronger they get, sometimes I think I should launder them, something inside me keeps saying no no not yet, not yet...

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Jade, Florida

3 June 2010 at 11:28pm

Dear Greggy in Croydon, I assure you it is not intended to be racist. My cross country running team sings this. It's just about what it says... Black socks. No reference to people of the black race...

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Miranda, Des Moines

10 December 2009 at 7:34pm

At camp we sang this: Black socks, they never get dirty the longer you wear them the blacker they get. Some day i think i might wash them but something inside me says don't do it yet not yet, not yet. White socks they alwyas get dirty, the longer you wear them the dirtier they get. someday i think i might wash them, but sonthing inside me says don't do it yet not yet, not yet Green beans they never get eaten, the longer they sit there the greener they get. someday i think i might eat them, but something in side me says don't do it yet not yet, not yet Girl Scouts, they never stop singing, The longer they sing the LOUDER THEY GET! Someday, i think i might stop them, but sonething inside me says don't do it yet. not yet, NOT YET!

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Greggy, Croydon

13 November 2009 at 3:47am

I have NEVER in my 60 years heard this song. This is highly innapropriate and racist.

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