Tuesday, April 5, 2011

In Search of a Memory

When I was a kid my mother used to sing the chorus of a song to us that went like this:
Does your chewing gum lose its flavor
on the bedpost overnight
If your mother says stop chewing it
Do you swallow it in spite
Can you catch it on your tonsils
and heave it left and right
Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight.

Now, all my children know the chorus to that song and many others that she used to sing to us. Over the weekend I got to thinking about that song and thought I would look and see if it was on youtube. I knew there was more to the song than what she sang and its a funny song.

She also used to sing us the song "I Love You a Bushel and a Peck" so I went in search of this song too on Youtube and to my surprise found that Dorris Day had sang it. I sing part of this song to my children a lot. I wonder that they won't sing it to their children too.

Enjoy. :)


  1. My son's grannie and nana both sang Bushel and a Peck to my son when he was a baby. That and You are my sunshine. He still will hum it now and again. Love it!

  2. Years ago I sang the song does your chewing gum lose it's flavor,I always enjoyed it's,a cute little diddy! Blessings jane

  3. HI...A peeked in from "A Joyful Chaos" and enjoyed your posting. Dolls are adorable!

    I enjoyed these old song too, and remember them.
    What about "Tennessee Wig Walk" I've sung that often too, at least portions of it!