(does your) Chewing Gum
(lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?)

artist: Lonnie Donegan 1976





"CHEWING GUM SONG"
Recorded by: Lonnie Donegan
Written by: (Marty Bloom,
Ernest Breur & Billy Rose)

Oh-me, oh-my, oh-you
Whatever shall I do
Hallelujah, the question is peculiar
I'd give a lot of dough
If only I could know
The answer to my question
Is it yes or is it no

Does your chewing gum lose its flavour
On the bedpost overnight
If your mother says don't chew it
Do you swallow it in spite
Can you catch it on your tonsils
Can you heave it left and right
Does your chewing gum lose its flavour
On the bedpost overnight

One night old granny Stead
stuck gum all round her bed
elastic rollers,
all that chewing without molars.
A prowler in the night,
got stuck on gran's bed, right?
Old granny leapt up in the air
shouting out "tonights the night!"

Does your chewing gum lose its sticky
On the bedpost overnight.
Does it go all hard, fall on the floor
and look a nasty sight?
Can you bend it like a fish hook
just in case you get a bite?
Does your chewing gum lose its flavour
On the bedpost overnight

The convict out on bail
said put me back in jail.
He rang the knocker,
he must be off his rocker.
Then back in his old cell,
the reason he did tell.
His gum was stuck above his bed
and his false teeth as well.

Does your chewing gum have more uses
than it says upon the pack?
Can you stretch it out much farther
than the man upon the rack?
Can you lend it to your brother
and expect to get it back?
Does your chewing gum lose its flavour
when your lips refuse to smack?

When on our honeymoon,
in our hotel room
It was heaven
we slept 'til half eleven.
I found a waiter next to me,
he was as embarrassed as could be.
He said "I've been stuck to your bedpost,
it's your early morning tea"

Does your chewing gum lose its flavour
On the bedpost overnight
If your mother says don't chew it
Do you swallow it in spite
Can you catch it on your tonsils
Can you heave it left and right
Does your chewing gum lose its flavour
On the bedpost overnight