The Billboard Song


As I was walking down the street one dark and dreary 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 its job and this is what I saw. .

Smoke. . Coca-Cola chewing gum,
Chew Wrigley's spearming beer,
Ken-L-Ration dog food,
Makes your complexion clear,
Simonize your baby
With a Hershey's candy bar,
And Pepsi-Cola beauty cream is used by all the stars!

So. . take your next vacation,
in a brand new Fridigare,
Learn to play the piano,
In your winter underwear!
Doctors say that babies
should smoke until they're three
And people over sixty-five should bathe in Lipton Tea!


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Alpha Skua, USA

13 November 2015 at 9:07pm

I miss seeing billboards around

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Louise, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

11 November 2015 at 3:31am

Like all technology the E-Reader has befenits and disadvantages. It all depends on where your values lie, will you side with the befenits or disadvantages. I don't like E-Readers because I'm old skoolz and like to read physical books (and my Dad owns at least a thousand so I don't usually have to buy them.) I don't look down on people that like E-Readers. It's like the Mac vs. PC argument, they both have advantages and disadvantages. Stop fighting, and stop trying to change people.

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Lucy, NY

6 September 2015 at 9:24pm

I grew up with my mom singing this to me... It was from her childhood; and it's gonna be one of those fun little songs I plan on singing to my daughter when she's old enough. This brings back so many memories!

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Christine from the grift XD, pa

13 July 2015 at 9:38pm

As I was walking down the street one dark and dreary 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 job and this is what it wore Smmmmooookkkeee Cocacola cigarettes drink wrigley's speermint beer Ken-L ration dog food makes your complexion clear Simonize your baby with a hershey's chocolate bar and texico's the beauty cream that's used by all the stars SOOOOO ... take your next vacation in a brand new fridgadaire Learn to play the piano in your winter underwear. Doctor's say that babies should smoke till they are thee and people over 65 should bathe in Lipton tea flow-through tea baaaaggsss. :D

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michelle, United States

25 April 2015 at 11:46pm

it says to smoke until yuor three

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Alison, United States

14 July 2012 at 4:42am

OMG! I can't believe that others know this song too! My childhood friend (in the mid-1970's) named Kara taught me that song and we sang it over and over while swinging on her swingset in her backyard in Portsmouth, RI. I don't know where she learned it, but I will ask her next time we "email" each other again. Thanks VERY much for the trip down memory lane! (Considering I just turned 43 YESTERDAY, plus I have loads of gray hair and Multiple Sclerosis, I really appreciate those memories of my youth!)

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Pearl, Canada

21 April 2012 at 6:30pm

Hmmm, Ummm It was a um great song.

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Amelia, United States

23 November 2011 at 6:17am


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Deborah, United States

17 October 2011 at 10:43pm

My uncle wrote this song!

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Susan, United States

16 August 2011 at 1:32pm

This is the version...with the Flo-Thru teabags...that my sister and I remember from the early 60s.

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Rose, United Kingdom

4 August 2011 at 6:01pm

kool song

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Nicole, United States

17 June 2011 at 8:25pm

(@Gt) The person sees billboard(s), they are tattered, so the person only sees part of the words, this is what the person sees.

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Nkengjkfg;, Bahamas

16 May 2011 at 3:57pm

never mind

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Hello ?????, Andorra

16 May 2011 at 3:56pm


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Glug, Bangladesh

16 May 2011 at 3:54pm

great green globs of greasey griMe gopher guts

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Glug, Afghanistan

16 May 2011 at 3:53pm

hello jude

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Osama, Afghanistan

16 May 2011 at 3:49pm


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Gt, Antigua And Barbuda

2 February 2011 at 4:59pm

dont get it

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Marmie, Aldan, Pa

17 August 2010 at 8:03pm

We always ended that song with: With Flo-Thru teabags...

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Catherine, Toronto, Canada

5 May 2010 at 2:59pm

Is there anywhere I can find the music to this song? I remember it fondly from summer camp the summer after grade 1 - a LONG time ago now - and have been unable to find it until today...thank you!

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