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Chewing Gum


[D]Mama sent me [A]to the spring, she told me not to [D]stay,

I fell in love with a [A]pretty little girl, and could not get [D]away.


Chawin' chewing [A]gum, chewing chawin' [D]gum,

Chawin' chewing [A]gum, chewing chawin' [D]gum.


First she give me peaches, next she give me pears,

next she give me fifty cents, kissed me on the stairs. + CHORUS


Mommy don't 'low me to whistle, poppy don't 'low me to sing,

they don't want me to marry, I'll marry just the same. + CHORUS


I wouldn't have a lawyer, I'll tell you the reason why,

every time he opens his mouth, he tells a great big lie. + CHORUS


I wouldn't have a doctor, I'll tell you the reason why,

he rides all over the country, and makes the people die. + CHORUS


I wouldn't have a farmer, I'll tell you the reason why,

because he has so plenty to eat, specially a pumpkin pie. + CHORUS


I took my girl to church last night, how do you reckon she done?

She walked right up in the [A]preacher's face,

and chewed her chewing [D]gum.


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