Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor    (1959)

Oh me, oh my, oh you.
Whatever shall I do?
Hallelujah - the question is peculiar.
I'd give a lot of dough
If only I could know
The answer to my question:
Is it yes or is it no?

Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?
If your mother says, "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?

Here comes a blushing bride;
The groom is by her side.
Up to the altar... just as steady as Gibraltar.
Ah, the groom has got the ring
And it's such a pretty thing.
But as he slips it on her finger,
The choir begins to sing:

Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?
If your mother says, "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?

Now the nation rise as one
To send their honored son
Up to the White House.
(Yeah, the nation's only White House.)
To voice their discontent
Unto the pres-i-dent
Upon the burning question
What has swept this continent:
If tin whistles are made of tin, what do they make foghorns out of?
Boom-boom!

Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?
If your mother says, "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?

On the bedpost overnight?
You know that I love you and I wanna hold you tight!
A-Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday-Sat'day night!
On the bedpost overnight?
A dollar is a dollar and a dime is a dime!
He'd sing another chorus but he hasn't got the time!
On the bedpost overnight?

Lyrics by Billy Rose and Marty Bloom.
Recorded by Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group.


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