Mudcat Café message #1221160 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #71236   Message #1221160
Posted By: Joe Offer
08-Jul-04 - 03:56 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Chewing Gum / Choo'n Gum / Bubble Gum
Subject: RE: Penny to buy chewing gum/Gershwin?
...and as I said above, Gershwin said all the themes in American in Paris are original. Could it be that the tune for "Choo'n Gum" comes from Gershwin? It's a catchy, French-sounding tune that could easily be thought to be a traditional French tune - you know, like that old German folk song, "Edelweiss"...(the one that was written in New York). Sometimes people correct my pronunciation on that one and tell me I should say, "Idle-wise."
-Joe Offer-