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Thread #71236   Message #1218133
Posted By: Mark Cohen
02-Jul-04 - 04:23 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Chewing Gum / Choo'n Gum / Bubble Gum
Subject: RE: Penny to buy chewing gum/Gershwin?
OK, so far I've discovered that the song is "Choo'n Gum" by Vic Mizzy and Mann Curtis, recorded by, among others, the Andrews Sisters, Dean Martin, Teresa Brewer, and Maria Muldaur. I do remember that my dad used that "odd" pronunciation of "chewing gum" when he sang the lines. I haven't found an MP3 yet, but, assuming that the tune is the same, Mizzy must have picked it up from somewhere, since Gershwin used it in 1928. Curiouser and curiouser...