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Thread #72240   Message #1242459
Posted By: GUEST
08-Aug-04 - 07:51 AM
Thread Name: I have lost my underwear & other underwear songs
Subject: RE: I have lost my underwear
During the 1940s in Ireland the Flour used in baking bread came in bags made from linen, a couple of these bags sewn together made many a good sturdy pair of knickers.
Printed on the Flour bags was the firms name along with their motto,"the early bird gets the worm" and this bird was a Blackbird, we would have teased the girls by requests to see their"Blackbird".
Although I don`t remember any rhyme relating to this.