Lonnie Donegan: Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight?) | Song-Factsheet

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Song «Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight?)» von Lonnie Donegan.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1959 01 (Single UK), 1961 07 21 (Single US)
Label: Pye 7N.15181, Dot Records 45-15911
Songwriter Ernest Breur & Marty Bloom & Billy Rose
Produktion:
Genre: Pop - Teenpop - Bubblegum

Annotationen

Britische Popmusik aus der Zeit vor der Beatlemania. Diese Single wurde der noch grössere Erfolg für Lonnie Donegan als Rock Island Line.
Der Tiel kam auf Platz drei der britischen Hitparade und war ein Transatlantisches Crossover mit einem fünften Platz in den Billboard Charts von 1961, zwei Jahre nach der Erstveröffentlichung.
Die Release Abfolge in den USA ist nicht schlüssig. Zwar kam die Single bei Dot bereits 1959 heraus, aber 1961 offenbar ein zweites Mal (?). Nun chartete der Track.
Erstaunlich am Song ist, dass ihn ein Sänger interpretiert, der sich einen Namen mit (seriösen) amerikanischen Folk-Covern gemacht hat und der dem Folk-Revival zugerechnet wird. Hier singt er einen Pophit, den man gewissermassen zur Vorgeschichte von Bubblegum-Pop zählen kann – im präzisen Sinn des Begriffs. Ein pures Kontrastprogramm!

Personen und Querverweise


Lonnie Donegan
Ernest Breur
Marty Bloom
Billy Rose

Lyrics

Oh-me, oh-my, oh-you Whatever shall I do Hallelujah, the question is peculiar I'd give a lot of dough If only I could know The answer to my question Is it yes or is it no Does your chewing gum lose its flavour On the bedpost overnight If your mother says don't chew it Do you swallow it in spite Can you catch it on your tonsils Can you heave it left and right Does your chewing gum lose its flavour On the bedpost overnight Here comes a blushing bride The groom is by her side Up to the altar Just as steady as Gibraltar Why, the groom has got the ring And it's such a pretty thing But as he slips it on her finger The choir begins to sing Does your chewing gum lose its flavour On the bedpost overnight If your mother says don't chew it Do you swallow it in spite Can you catch it on your tonsils Can you heave it left and right Does your chewing gum lose its flavour On the bedpost overnight Now the nation rise as one To send their only son Up to the White House Yes, the nation's only White House To voice their discontent Unto the Pres-I-dent They pawn the burning question What has swept this continent Lonnie speaks: If tin whistles are made of tin What do they make fog horns out of? Boom, boom! Does your chewing gum lose its flavour On the bedpost overnight If your mother says don't chew it Do you swallow it in spite Can you catch it on your tonsils Can you heave it left and right Does your chewing gum lose its flavour On the bedpost overnight On the bedpost overnight Man: Hello there, I love you and the one who holds you tight Lonnie: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday, Friday, Sat'day night On the bedpost overnight Man: A dollar is a dollar and a dime is a dime Lonnie: He's singin' out the chorus But he hasn't got the time On the bedpost overnight, yeah