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Thread #71236   Message #1219037
Posted By: Jim Dixon
03-Jul-04 - 06:19 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Chewing Gum / Choo'n Gum / Bubble Gum
Subject: Lyr Add: CHEWIN' GUM (from Ella Fitzgerald)
There's a sound sample of this song at Barnes & Noble

Lyrics copied from http://www.lyricsbox.com/ella-fitzgerald-lyrics-chewin-gum-4w339v2.html, but I fixed some mistakes.

CHEWIN' GUM
Fitzgerald/Innemee/Peterson
Recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, 1940.

I don't like steaks or fancy cake. I'm cold to ice cream too.
I have just one obsession: I really love to chew.
Lollipops and chocolate drops have no effect on me,
But when I have some chewin' gum, I'm as happy as can be.

My mama gave me a penny to buy some candy.
I didn't want the candy so I bought some chewin' gum.
(Oh, yum, yum, yum!) I love my gum.

My mama gave me a nickel to buy a pickle.
I didn't want a pickle so I bought some chewin' gum.
(Oh, yum, yum, yum!) I bought some gum.

Each time I find myself with a guy, I hurry to the store,
'Cause the boy who sells me chewin' gum is the one that I adore

My mama gave me a quarter for soda water.
I know I had an order, but I bought some chewin' gum.