When sales did plunge, away went my sponge.

A baker named, James Dewar
Searching for a good reason;
To use the idle ovens
Outside strawberry season.

When sales did plunge, away went my sponge.

On an April day
In Nineteen Thirty;
An invention was made
He dubbed it Twinkie.

When sales did plunge, away went my sponge.

At first it was banana
That filled up the golden sponge;
Then along came World War Two
Banana supplies, they plunged.

When sales did plunge, away went my sponge.

With the new vanilla creme
Twinkies became a big hit;
The creme filled golden sponges
On the shelves, they wouldn’t sit.

When sales did plunge, away went my sponge.

Then along came King Kong
You went back to your roots;
Banana filled sponges
Sales impressed the big suits.

When sales did plunge, away went my sponge.

Expensive it became
To run your bakeries;
Bankruptcy proceedings
Truly affected me.

When sales did plunge, away went my sponge.

You’ve had a great shelf life
Whether fresh or deep fried;
The ovens now shuttered
When you left me, I cried.

When sales did plunge, away went my sponge.