Track Title:               The Dum-Dot Song (I Put A Penny In The Gum Slot)

Album Title:               The Columbia Years, 1943-1952, Vol. 5
Prime Artist:              Frank Sinatra
Arranger:                  Axel Stordahl

Background Vocal:          The Pied Pipers
Written by:                Julian Kay
Lyrics:
with the [Pied Pipers}, {both Frank and the Pied Pipers}

I overheard the strangest talk right here beside me on the walk,
A little boy and girl of three, here's how it sounded to me:
Dai dut the denny in a dum-dot, dai dut the denny in a dum-dot
Do det the daper and dai det the dum, cause dai dut the denny in the dum-dot.
[What's you say?]
I put the penny in the gum-slot, I put the penny in the gum-slot,
You get the paper and I get the gum, 'cause I put the penny in the gum-slot.
[Eeny meeny minee mo, turn the handle, let it go,]
[Peppermint flavor yummy yum, I got the penny and I get the gum,]
['Cause dai dut the denny in the dum-dot,] I put the penny in the gum-slot.
Do det the daper and dai det the dum
Cause dai dut the denny in the dum-dot.
{brief interlude}
[Dai dut the denny in the dum-dot, dai dut the denny in the dum-dot.]
[You get the paper and I get the gum, Dai dut the denny in the dum-dot.]
[Put penny in a penny machine, not carin' if it's yellow or green,]
[I'm gonna chew, won't give it to you, (won't?) you know what I mean.]
{musical interlude}
Tol' the girlie, an' tol' the lad, if you quarrel, I'll be sad.
Made it fair for everyone, gave them the paper and I kept the gum.
[Dai, dai  dut the denny in the dum-dot,] I put the penny in the gum-slot.
{Do det the daper and dai det the dum, dai dut the denny in the dum-dot.
{Da dat dum dot.}

Contributed by Larry Henares of the Philippines
{larryh@mydestiny.net}

Corrections by George H. and Todd Peach

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