Re: HELP re: a Bilboard camp song

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Posted by joel on September 18, 2002 at 06:26:53:

In Reply to: Re: HELP re: a Bilboard camp song posted by Elizabeth on June 20, 2001 at 17:30:53:

We sang this song growing up. I found the lyrics in my mother's Lutheran camp song book.

From "The North Star Song Book", copyright 1950, The Minnesota District of the Walther League

(reference to "Paradology, No. 126")

As I was walking down the street,
A billboard met my eye;
The advertisements written there
Would make you laugh and cry;
The rain and hail had come that day
And washed it half away,
And what was left upon that sign
Would make that billboard say:

"Come, smoke a Coca-Cola,
Chew catsup cigarettes,;
See Shirley Temple wrestle
With a box of oysterettes;
Pork and beans will meet tonight
In a finish fight.
Baby Ruth will lecture
On sapolio tonight.

"Bay Rum is good for horses,
It is the best in town;
Castoria cures the measles
If you pay five dollars down.
Teeth extracted without pain
For a half a dime;
Ingersolls are selling
A little out of time.

"Chew Wrigley's for that headache,
Take Campbell's for that cough;
There's going to be a swimming meet
In the village watering trough.
Buy a case of ginger ale,
It makes the best of broth;
Shinola's sure to curl the hair
And not to take it off."

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