Chad Mitchell Trio Lyrics
Rum By Gum Lyrics
Rum, By Gum
Chad Mitchell Trio
Album: "Might Day On Campus"
Well, they found him by the gutter,
so they called it sewer-side.
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Away, away with rum, by gum, rum, by gum, rum, by gum.
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Away, away with rum, by gum, the song of the Temperance Union.
["52" means 5th string, 2nd fret. "50" = 5th string, open]
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We're coming, we're coming, our brave little band.
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On the right side of temperance we do take our stand.
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We don't use tobacco because we do think...
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That the people who use it are likely to drink.
[C+G = x32013]
We never eat cookies because they have yeast.
And one little bite turns a man to a beast.
Can you imagine a sadder disgrace...
Then of a man in the gutter with crumbs on his face.
[Background, high harmony: Away, away with rum, by gum.]
We never eat fruitcake because it has rum.
And one little bite turns a man to a bum.
[Background harmony: Oh, oh, oh, no]
Can you imagine a sorrier sight...
Than a man eating fruitcake until he gets tight.
[2 singers harmonizing, ad-libbing:
 He gets tight.  He gets tight.
Man eating fruitcake.
[Etc,, ending together with:]
Fruitcake gets tight. [pause]
[Broadly:] We wish you a merry fruitcake!
[Pause, with incredulous look from 3rd singer.]
(Repeat first verse)