Mudcat Café message #1219046 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #71236   Message #1219046
Posted By: Jim Dixon
03-Jul-04 - 06:37 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Chewing Gum / Choo'n Gum / Bubble Gum
Subject: Lyr Add: BUBBLE GUM (camp song)
From a page of camp songs: www.mastuco.net/camp/energizers.doc

BUBBLE GUM

My mother gave me a penny to see Jack Benny.
I did not see Jack Benny. I bought some bubble gum.

CHORUS: Na, na, na, na, na, bubble gum! Na, na, na, na, na, bubble gum!
Na, na, na, na, na, bubble gum! I bought some bubble gum!

My mother gave me a nickel to buy a pickle.
I did not buy a pickle. I bought some bubble gum. CHORUS

My mother gave me a dime to buy a lime.
I did not buy a lime. I bought some bubble gum! CHORUS

My mother gave me a quarter to pay the porter.
I did not pay the porter. I bought some bubble gum! CHORUS

My mother gave me a dollar to buy a collar.
I did not buy a collar. I bought some bubble gum! CHORUS

My mother gave me a spanking for buying all that bubble gum.
I did not cry a tear. I cried bubble gum!

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At http://www.pasc.net/act_resour/sb/tsld009.htm there is another version of the above song where the chorus is:

Aruba ruba, bubble gum, aruba ruba, bubble gum,
Aruba ruba, bubble gum, I bought some bubble gum.