Re: HELP re: a Bilboard camp song

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Posted by kim on November 11, 2003 at 19:14:25:

In Reply to: Re: HELP re: a Bilboard camp song posted by karen molina on February 06, 2003 at 11:15:58:

I think this is the older version of the song you are looking for:

As I was walking down the street
a billboard caught my eye
The advertisements written there
would make you laugh and cry
The rain and hail came down 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 Seporia tonight.
Bay Rum is good for horses
It is the best in town.
Castoria cures the measles
If you pay $5 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 watertrough
Buy a case of gingerale
it makes the best of broth
Shinola sure to curl your hair
and not to take it off.

Match in the gas tank boom-boom.

Explanatory notes:
Oysterettes
the original oyster cracker.
Seporia
a disease that causes leaf spots on plants including celery and dogwood.
Bay Rum
a line of products including Exfoliating Bar Soap, Shaving Soap, Aftershave Balm, Cologne and Moisturizing Creme.
Ingersolls
clocks made from about 1890 until World War II by The Waterbury Clock Company in Waterbury, Connecticut. The company was the forerunner of Timex.
Castoria
a mild stomach remedy for children. It was said to relieve constipation, flatulence and diarrhea.
Shinola
a combination lotion and cleaner to keep shoes soft and white.


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