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KB in Iowa Is alcohol the only drug...? (songs praising drugs (128* d) RE: Is alcohol the only drug praised in song 22 Dec 09


"Subject: RE: Is alcohol the only drug praised in song
From: meself - PM
Date: 18 Dec 09 - 04:19 PM

"BTW, someone mentioned 'Let's Go Get Stoned' but that is clearly about alcohol."

And I (someone) quote:

"I'll call up my dealer on the way home and say,
"'Let's go get stoned.'"

?
"

Perhaps I should have been more specific. I was responding to a mention of Ray Charles singing 'Let's Go Get Stoned' I have a version recorded by Ray Charles in 1966 which does not contain the line you quote. I also have a version by The Coasters from 1965 that is almost identical to the one Ray Charles recorded the next year. Maybe they took out the drug references so it could be played on the radio.

Here are the lyrics to the 1966 Ray Charles version. It hit #31 on the Billboard charts.

Let's go get stoned
Let's go get stoned
When your baby won't let you in
Got a few pennies, a bottle of gin
Just call your buddy on the telephone
Let's go get stoned

Let's go get stoned
Let's go get stoned
When you work so hard all the day long
And everything you do seems to go wrong
Just drop by my place on your way home
Let's go get stoned

It ain't no harm
You're takin just a taste
But don't blow your cool
and start messing up the place
It ain't no harm you're faking just a nip
But make sure you don't fall down bust your lip
Let's go get stoned
Let's go get stoned


Where did you get that quote?


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