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

 

Written by:  Julian Kay

Arranged By:  Axel Stordahl

Background Vocal:  The Pied Pipers

From the Album:  Columbia Years, 1943-1952

Label:  Columbia Records

Recorded:  November 7, 1946

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with the [Pied Pipers}, <both Frank and the Pied Pipers>

 

I overheard the strangest call right here beside me on the wall,

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 gelatin, it's but yellow or green,]

[I'm gonna chew, won't give it to you, (won't?) you know what I mean.]

<musical interlude>

Call the girl in, tell the lad, if they 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.

<The damn dum dot.>