Version 1 As I was walking down the street a billboard caught my eye. The advertising that was there would make you laugh or cry. The wind and rain had almost washed that old billboard away. But the advertising painted there would have that billboard say:
Have a smoke of Coca-Cola. Chew catsup cigarette's. Watch Lillian Russell wrestle with a box of oysterettes. Pork and beans will meet tonight in a finish fight. Hear Chauncey DePeeuw speak upon sapolio tonight.
Bay rum is good for horses; it is the best in town. Castoria cures the measles, if you pay ten dollars down. Teeth extracted without pain, a nickel or half a dime. Ingersolls are selling now, a little behind the times.
Chew Wrigleys for that headache. Eat Campbells for that cough. There's going to be a swimming bee at the village watering trough. Buy a case of ginger-ale, it makes the best of broth. Shinola's good to curl the hair, it will not rub it off!
Version 2 As I was walking down the street one dark and gloomy 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 work and this is what I saw:
Smoke Coca-Cola cigarettes, chew Wrigley's Spearmint beer, Ken-L Ration Dog Food keeps your wife's complexion clear Simonize your baby with a Hershey's candy bar And Texaco's the beauty cream that's used by all the stars.
So take your next vacation in a brand new Frigidaire Learn to play the piano in your winter underwear Doctors say that babies should smoke until they're three And people over 65 should bathe in Lipton Tea.