Re: HELP re: a Bilboard camp song

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Posted by Christy on October 06, 2002 at 13:11:19:

In Reply to: Re: HELP re: a Bilboard camp song posted by joel on September 18, 2002 at 06:26:53:

I was looking for the words to this song too!!! My grandmother used to sing it to us when we were kids but since I have not heard it from her in 16 or so years this is what I remember of it (or at least the version she used to sing):

As I was walking down the street,
A billboard met my eye
The advertisement written there
Would make you laugh and cry.
The wind and rain had come that night
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 Lillian Russel wrestle
with a box of oysterettes
Good pork and beans will meet tonight
In a finished fight
And Johnson's gives a lecture on the polio tonight.
Bay Rum is good for horses
It is the best in town
Castoria kills the measles if you pay $5 down.
Teeth extracted without pain
The cost is half a dime
And overcoats are selling now
A liiittttle aaaat a tiiiiiime!!

That is how she sang it to us but I would love the actual words from the really old song!!! Let me know if either of you found it!

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