Mama sent me to the spring, she told me not to stay,
I fell in love with a pretty little girl, and could not get away.
Chawin' chewing gum, chewing chawin' gum,
Chawin' chewing gum, chewing chawin' gum.
First she give me peaches, next she give me pears,
next she give me fifty cents, kissed me on the stairs.
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.
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.
I wouldn't have a doctor, I'll tell you the reason why,
he rides all over the country, and makes the people die.
I wouldn't have a farmer, I'll tell you the reason why,
because he has so plenty to eat, specially a pumpkin pie.
I took my girl to church last night, how do you reckon she done?
She walked right up in the preacher's face,
and chewed her chewing gum.