Bubble Gum Friend
Snuffy singing 'Where Big Jake used to be' MY

Snuffy misses Big Jake

Episode "Missing You"
Genre Blues, Vaudeville
Sung by Snuffy
Lyrics by Stephen Michael Schwartz
Arranged and Produced by Craig Dobbin
Brian Mann
Length 1:29
0:28 (reprise)
1:59 (album version)

"Bubble Gum Friend" is a song from "Missing You". It's sung by Snuffy as he misses Big Jake and he longs for him to return, since he will be back "soon". He reprises this at the end of the episode, after Big Jake returns from his weeklong trip and they resume their game of Jetfrog.

This song serves as the sixth track on the album "Tunes From Tarrytown", and is the thirteenth track on the "Sing Along Songs" cassette. A sing-along version of this song is featured on the DVD "Good Friends Forever!".


Snuffy: I want a bubble gum friend,
Someone to stick with me to the end.
I need a chum as sweet as they come,
I want a bubble gum friend.

[Harmonica solo]

I want a yo-yo friend,
Tied to a string at the other end.
Walk the dog and sleep like a log,
I want a yo-yo friend.

[Harmonica solo]

Inside my heart, there's an empty part
Where Big Jake used to be.
And while he's gone, I'll carry on,
But I sure miss his company...

Oh, I want a boomerang friend,
Someone who will come back again.
I'll never miss a friend like this,
I want a boomerang friend.

[Harmonica solo]

I want a yo-yo friend.
Til I get Big Jake back again,
I want a bubble gum friend.


Snuffy: I've got my bubble gum friend,
Big Jake will stick with me to the end.
I know he knows wherever he goes,
He's my bubble gum friend.
He's my bubble gum friend.

[Harmonica solo]

He's my bubble gum friend.


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Jay Jay the Jet Plane Songs

Model Series
Gee How I Love to Fly | Why I Want To Fly | Pangabula | Magical Imaginal Eyes

Main Series
Jay Jay the Jet Plane Theme Song | Amelia | I'm Finally Gonna See Myself | You Are Unique | Nobody Does Things Better Than Big Jake | What's The Matter With Big Jake | That's What I'll Do | The Very Merry Michael O. Tarry School | In The Record Book | Going There With You | Make My Day | Your Very Own Star | Hero Herky | Wing Wigglin' | My Baby Tree | Double Over...Loop-De-Loop | Digadeezip | That's What Makes The World Go Round | The Biggest Picture | On a Switch-Around Day | Two of a Kind | Bubble Gum Friend | Flying Up | Treasuring The Friendship That We've Got | Look At Me, I'm Fine | O Christmas Tree | Jingle Bells | Santa's Little Helpers | Following the Leader | Caterpillar | Dancing Shoes | Up Is Up | I'm Being Followed By The Moon | A Special Something | Imagine | Turn These Hiccups Off | The Truth About Losing a Tooth | Watch and Listen | Funny Face | Color Me a Rainbow | Together Is a Better Way to Be | She's Incredible | What Can a Little Plane Do? | Proper Chopper Scout | A Traveling Song | Clean It Up | Dinosaur Hunt | Too Many | Goin' to the Ocean | I'm a Speedy Guy | You Can Count On Me | Won'tcha Come Back To Me | Imagination Celebration | Okefenokee | The Tarrytown Sky Parade | I'm Revvin' Revvin' Evan | I Wanna Be With You | Fun Plus One | The First Time That I See A Shooting Star | At The Fair | The Opposites Game | Super Sonic Boom | Breezy | Where Does the Music Come From? | Taking Turns Time | My Snuggly Wuggly One | Fire Fighter Crew | Candy Crazy | I Never Give Up! | Mr. Snowman | I Like Surprises | Full-Of-Wonder, Wonderful Day | My Rainbow World | Happiness Is Helping All the Rest | Check It With Your Heart | Thank You, Mrs. Blue An Amazing Blazing Light Parade | Circle of the Seasons Oceans of Fun | The Counting Game Wrap Me Up In Yellow | Absolutely Blue | Green Green Green | Bound To See A Little Brown | Orange | One Rainbow | My Favorite

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