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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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Jos 14 Jul 18 - 02:46 AM
Jim McLean 14 Jul 18 - 03:51 AM
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Jack Campin 14 Jul 18 - 04:59 AM
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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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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum (lose its flavor) Song --question
From: GUEST,Freewolfjdh13
Date: 13 Jul 18 - 06:57 PM

Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight? If your mother said ‘don’t chew it’ do you swallow it in spite? Can you catch it on your tonsils? Can you heave it left and right? Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?

That’s the chorus anyway. The verses get tricky if you haven’t heard them in a while.

But, if tin whistles are made of tin; what do they make foghorns out of?


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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum (lose its flavor) Song --question
From: Jos
Date: 14 Jul 18 - 02:46 AM

I seem to remember a version by Pinky and Perky (but it was a LONG time ago.


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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum (lose its flavor) Song --question
From: Jim McLean
Date: 14 Jul 18 - 03:51 AM

Adam McNaughton uses the tune for his "I'm a Skyscraper Wean"


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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum (lose its flavor) Song --question
From: Jim McLean
Date: 14 Jul 18 - 03:52 AM

PS "Jeely Piece" song.


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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum (lose its flavor) Song --question
From: Jack Campin
Date: 14 Jul 18 - 04:59 AM

What happens when you swallow gum


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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum (lose its flavor) Song --question
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 14 Jul 18 - 09:13 AM

Correction to Metchosin's post: Lonnie Donegan was Scottish by birth (Glasgow) - Scottish father, Irish mother, but moved to London when very young, so spoke with an English accent.
Correction 2:
McNaughtan (no o in his name!)


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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum (lose its flavor) Song --question
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 15 Jul 18 - 05:01 PM

Then there's ths classic Tyneside version, as written by the Silver Fox of Jarrow, Eddie MacIntyre....

here's the chorus

Does your brown ale lose its flavour in the bedpan overnight
Do you wish you hadn't drunk it when you stagger home half tight
Does your bladder feel exhausted when you're up and down all night
Does your brown ale lose its flavour in tthe bedpan overnight...


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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum (lose its flavor) Song --question
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 16 Jul 18 - 04:28 PM

Oh Yuk, Jim!
(though this used to be the age-old way of detecting diabetes: sugar in the pee!)
Trish


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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum (lose its flavor) Song --question
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jul 18 - 12:27 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum (lose its flavor) Song --question
From: Jack Campin
Date: 18 Jul 18 - 01:02 PM

how?


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Subject: RE: Chewing Gum (lose its flavor) Song --question
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jul 18 - 02:28 PM

that chewing gum needs to 'refresh' after all this time.....


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