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Tiger Lyr Req: Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor...? (40) RE: Lyrics? "Does your chewing gum loose" 01 Feb 03

"Does the Spearmint Lose its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight"
Lyrics: Billy Rose & Marty Bloom; Music: Ernest Breuer, 1924

I've posted the MP3 of the original (recorded by Billy Jones and Ernest Hare) on my website at:

It will only stay there until March 1, 2003, however. I recently saw the copyright detector van in the neighborhood. After that, you can send me a PM and I'll get you a copy.

An interesting sidebar to this song discussion is that the title had to be changed when the copyright was renewed (in 1948, I think). The Wrigley Co. claimed infringement on their Spearmint gum trademark, and they won.

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