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Chewing Gum (lose its flavor) Song --question

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DOES THE SPEARMINT LOSE ITS FLAVOR ON THE BEDPOST OVERNIGHT?


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Kathryn 17 Feb 00 - 06:35 PM
Metchosin 17 Feb 00 - 06:36 PM
Joe Offer 17 Feb 00 - 06:48 PM
Liz the Squeak 17 Feb 00 - 09:46 PM
Amos 17 Feb 00 - 11:25 PM
Liz the Squeak 18 Feb 00 - 06:45 PM
Amos 18 Feb 00 - 07:12 PM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 19 Feb 00 - 05:57 AM
GUEST,Slider 19 Feb 00 - 06:46 AM
GUEST 19 Apr 09 - 08:47 AM
Tug the Cox 19 Apr 09 - 09:20 AM
Joe Offer 19 Apr 09 - 10:59 PM
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Subject: Chewing Gum Song --question
From: Kathryn
Date: 17 Feb 00 - 06:35 PM

The song "Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight"-- did that originate in Australia? Have heard it on an Aussie tape and a friend swears it started there... Thanks in advance

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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum Song --question
From: Metchosin
Date: 17 Feb 00 - 06:36 PM

first person I heard do it was Lonnie Donegan. English.


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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum Song --question
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Feb 00 - 06:48 PM

Nope. Lyrics by Billy Rose & Marty Bloom; MUS: Ernest Breuer; American, 1924.

Click here, here, and, of course, here. I think Lonnie Donegan may have been the first to change the lyrics from "spearmint" to "chewing gum."
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum Song --question
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 17 Feb 00 - 09:46 PM

I tried this once, yes it does. Usually it falls off as well, dust bunnies taste horrid.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum Song --question
From: Amos
Date: 17 Feb 00 - 11:25 PM

Can you grab it on your tonsils, and swing it left and right, LTS?


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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum Song --question
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 18 Feb 00 - 06:45 PM

Now that is getting a bit too personal!!! Besides, I might have had my tonsils out, in which case, just what is it swinging on???

LTS


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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum Song --question
From: Amos
Date: 18 Feb 00 - 07:12 PM

Gee, I apologize for inquiring -- it's in the song -- but since you pose the question, I would guess some sort of post-operational residue, maybe? Oh, never mind...I'm a bit out of sorts today and it makes me crude(r)


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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum Song --question
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 19 Feb 00 - 05:57 AM

Joe "the Oracle" Offer is right (but, then, if I think it...)
RtS


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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum Song --question
From: GUEST,Slider
Date: 19 Feb 00 - 06:46 AM

I swear I saw a piece of film shot during WWII in England of a British entertainer whose name I just can't remember singing it to some Commonwealth troops while (whilst?) playing a banjo-uke. A small, impish-looking, fellow I've seen elsewhere that I believe was a popular music hall/vaudeville entertainer. Any of you M'Catters across the pond know of whom I speak?


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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum Song --question
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 08:47 AM

who sang this song by different people


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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum Song --question
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 09:20 AM

Slider sounds like he is talking about George Formby, of n'When I'm cleaning windows' fame.


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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum Song --question
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 10:59 PM

Well, being an expert on this song.....I'd have to say that Lonnie Donegan made the "seminal" recording. That's the one everybody knows, and it's readily available.
You can hear it at Last.fm

-Joe-


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