ARTIST: Cy Coben and Charles Grean TITLE: The Billboard Song Lyrics and Chords
[This song has long since passed into the folk domain, with dozens of different versions floating around. I don't have the original Coben/Grean version to compare against. Here are two that I have come across.]
As I was walking down the street one dark and gloomy day I came upon a billboard and much to my dismay The sign was torn and tattered from the storm the night before The wind and rain had done it's work and this it what I saw / C - - G7 / - - - C / - - - F / - C G7 C / Smoke Coca-Cola Cigarettes, chew Wrigley's Spearmint beer Ken-L Ration dog food keeps your wife's complexion clear Simonize your baby with a Hershey's candy bar And Texaco's the beauty cream that's used by all the stars So take your next vacation in a brand new Frigidaire Learn to play piano in your winter underwear Doctors say that babies should smoke until they're three And people over 65 should bathe in Lipton Tea In flow-thru tea bags / C C6 C C7 / [An alternate, and much older, version exists as well:] As I was walking down the street a billboard met my eye The advertising that was there would make you laugh or cry The wind and rain had almost washed that old billboard away But the advertising painted there would have that billboard say Have a smoke of Coca-Cola, chew catsup cigarettes Watch Lillian Russell wrestle with a box of Cascarets Pork and beans will meet tonight in a finish fight Hear Chauncey DePeeuw speak upon Sapolio tonight Bay rum is good for horses, it is the best in town Castoria cures the measles, if you pay ten dollars down Teeth extracted without pain, a nickel or a half a dime Ingersolls are selling now, a little behind the times Chew Wrigley's for that headache, eat Campbell's for that cough There's going to be a swimming bee at the village watering trough Buy a case of ginger-ale, it makes the best of broth Shinola's good to curl the hair, it will not rub it off!
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