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Lyr Req: That sexy billboard up on the hill

ggb@ams.org 21 Jul 98 - 10:00 AM
21 Jul 98 - 10:04 AM
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GUEST,jim 19 Mar 14 - 04:55 PM
JohnInKansas 20 Mar 14 - 03:33 AM
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Subject: billboard song
From: ggb@ams.org
Date: 21 Jul 98 - 10:00 AM

I (partially) remember a song from the 40s or 50s that had (as I recall) the following lyrics:

That sexy billboard up on the hill;
That sexy billboard gave me such a thrill;
When I was younger and just a child;
That sexy billboard drove me wild.

Are there other lyrics? This tune is in no way related to the songs about billboards whose partial ad messages have become confuse because of whether.

I have recently discovered that the tune of this song is the basis for a very snappy piece for wind ensemble. My son played this piece, but he wouldn't beliebe me when I told him there were lyrics and that kids used to sing this many years ago.

Any help with this would be appreciated.

thanks


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Subject: RE: billboard song
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Date: 21 Jul 98 - 10:04 AM

It is in the DATABASE (upper right hand corner)

search for [ billboafd ]


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Subject: RE: billboard song
From: ggb@ams.org
Date: 22 Jul 98 - 08:16 AM

The song I'm thinking of is not included in results of a database search on "billboard", which I tried before posting my original message.

So if anyone can help, please do.

Thanks,

Gary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: That sexy billboard up on the hill
From: GUEST,jim
Date: 19 Mar 14 - 04:55 PM

Billboard

Knock, knock. Who's there? Bill. Bill who?

Chorus:
Build up that billboard upon the hill
That sexy billboard gives me quite a thrill
When I was younger and just a child
That sexy billboard drove me wild
Are you from Function, from Function Junction
Where all those function suction cups are made?
If you're from Function, from Function Junction
Well, I'm from Function too.

Other verses:

Fran — Franchise, Tear– Tear down, Re– Rebuild


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GIRL ON THE BILLBOARD (Del Reeves)
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 20 Mar 14 - 03:33 AM

A somewhat similar and recently popular song gets still gets played occasionally on the CW radio stations, and is considered a "Trucking Song" by a few other broadcasters.


GIRL ON THE BILLBOARD
Written by Walter Haynes & Hank Mills.
As sung by Del Reeves

Doo da doo, doo doo, doo da doo, doo doo

1. Who is the girl wearin' nothin' but a smile
And a towel in the picture on the billboard
In the field near the big old highway?
Rollin' down the highway in my Jimmy haulin' freight
From Chicago to St. Louie, Lord, I see her every day.
Aw, a double-clutchin' weasel like me
Can hardly ever get a girl to look at him that-a-way,
Smilin' like the girl wearin' nothin' but a smile
And a towel in the picture on the billboard
In the field near the big old highway.

2. Well, what a girl wearin' nothin' but a smile
And a towel in the picture on the billboard
In the field near the big old highway!
I bet it wouldn't take her very long to be gone
If someone would pull a dirty trick and take her towel away.
I slow my Jimmy down to twenty.
That's how many wrecks I see there ev'ry day,
Caused by the girl wearin' nothin' but a smile
And a towel in the picture on the billboard
In the field near the big old highway.

A doo da doo, doo doo, doo da doo, doo doo

3. Oh, I love the girl wearin' nothin' but a smile
And a towel in the picture on the billboard
In the field near the big old highway.
I guess I'm gettin' bolder 'cause I'd rather kiss and hold 'er
Than just keep lookin' at her ev'ry day
At four-forty-five, coffee-drinkin'-eatin' time,
Jimmy shimmied while I woke up the artist that painted the display
Of the girl wearin' nothin' but a smile
And a towel in the picture on the billboard
In the field near the big old highway.

4. Doggone that girl wearin' nothin' but a smile
And a towel in the picture on the billboard
In the field near the big old highway!
Sleepy-headed painter said the girl wasn't real
And I'd better get the ---- on my way.
On Route 66 from the billboard to Chicago,
You'll find tiny pieces of my heart scattered ev'ry which-a-way,
Shattered by the girl wearin' nothin' but a smile
And a towel in the picture on the billboard
In the field near the big old highway.

A doo da doo, doo doo, doo da doo, doo doo, dee da dee, dee doo

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Carlin America Inc

John


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