Posted by Sharon on May 06, 2001 at 23:04:52:
In Reply to: Re: HELP re: a Bilboard camp song posted by Bud on March 07, 19101 at 21:21:04:
: : : CAN ANYONE HELP WITH THESE LYRICS? MY 88 YEAR OLD DAD WANTS TO SING THIS FAVORITE CAMP SONG AT A TALENT SHOW. HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED ASAP Does anyone know the billboard song that goes:
: : : "As I was walking down the street a billboard caught my eye...the advertisements written make you want to laugh and cry. The wind and raind came up that night and washed the billboard 'way.
: : : (the other half remaining???) would make it seem to say "smoke a coca cola, tomota catsup cigarettes, castoria kills the measles...just pay $5 down..overcoats are selling out a nickel at a time...."
: : : THANKS!
: We just went over this in school and i wrote the whole song down (homework). Well any ways i was hoping you could tell me when the song was written if i gave you the words.
: Alright here it goes!
: As I was walking down the street,
: A billboard caught my eye.
: and what was on that billboard will make you laugh and cry.
: The wind and rain had come that day and washed it half away
: And what was on that billboard was what i have to say
: Come smoke a Coca-Cola
: drink Ketchup cigarettes
: see lillian russell wrestle with a box of oysterettes
: Meet pork and beans tonight in their final fight
: and john browns lecture on polio right
: (second verse)
: Bay rum is good for horses
: it is the best in town
: Castor oil cures the measles pay five dollars down
: teeth extracted without pain for a half a dime
: big bens are selling now a little out of time
From Sharon. . .
Look at www.digitaltimes.com for four versions of this song.
Ever heard the one about "Run get the Listerin, Sister wants a beau?" It's hilarious.
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