The Tune: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
As I was walking down the street a billboard caught my eye.
The advertising that was there would make you laugh or cry.
The wind and rain had almost washed that old billboard away.
But the advertising painted there would have that billboard say:
Have a smoke of Coca-Cola. Chew catsup cigarette's.
Watch Lillian Russell wrestle with a box of oysterettes.
Pork and beans will meet tonight in a finish fight.
Hear Chauncey DePeeuw speak upon sapolio tonight.
Bay rum is good for horses; it is the best in town.
Castoria cures the measles, if you pay ten dollars down.
Teeth extracted without pain, a nickel or half a dime.
Ingersolls are selling now, a little behind the times.
Chew Wrigleys for that headache. Eat Campbells for that cough.
There's going to be a swimming bee at the village watering trough.
Buy a case of ginger-ale, it makes the best of broth.
Shinola's good to curl the hair, it will not rub it off!
As I was walking down the street one dark and gloomy day
I came upon a billboard and much to my dismay
The sign was torn and tattered from the storm the night before
The wind and rain had done it's work and this is what I saw:
Smoke Coca-Cola cigarettes, chew Wrigley's Spearmint beer,
Ken-L Ration Dog Food keeps your wife's complexion clear
Simonize your baby with a Hershey's candy bar
And Texaco's the beauty cream that's used by all the stars.
So take your next vacation in a brand new Frigidaire
Learn to play the piano in your winter underwear
Doctors say that babies should smoke until they're three
And people over 65 should bathe in Lipton Tea.
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Apr 21, 2014 - Judith Oden
I'm in the clinic, and Daddy happens to be here. I copied this and gave it to him. He got a big kick out of it, it's the first time he has ever seen the words written down. Granmomie taught him the song.
thanks again, mom
Sep 30, 2014 - Bobbi Danforth
I have been looking for the lyrics' of this for years! My Mom who worked in an ammo plant during WWII would sing part of it but I only remembered the first couple of lines. Thanks and keep up the good work!
Sep 30, 2014 - Harriet Soukup
I used to sing this as a girl, but I couldn't remember all the words. Thank you.
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