Black Socks Never Get Dirty Song – an English jazz chant

Black Socks Never Get Dirty is a fun jazz chant to practice English pronunciation. You have to say a different number of words in each line but maintain the same rhythm. It’s also a great illustration of how English is a stress timed language.
Click here for more information on English rhythm and stress timing.

Jay, you need to put these socks in the wash.
But they’re black.
So?
Black socks never get dirty, the longer you wear them the blacker they get
Sometimes I think I should wash them, but something inside me keeps saying not yet, not yet, not yet.
Black socks never get dirty, the longer you wear them the blacker they get
Sometimes I think I should wash them, but something inside me keeps saying not yet.
Black socks never get dirty, the longer you wear them the blacker they get
Sometimes I think I should wash them, but something inside me keeps saying not yet.

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