The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #96630   Message #3903406
Posted By: BrooklynJay
02-Feb-18 - 08:22 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Cocaine Bill and Morphine Sue
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cocaine Bill and Morphine Sue
I remember this as Take A Whiff On Me. Woody Guthrie recorded a version but, as I remember, all references to cocaine were gone!

As a matter of fact, while typing this, I remembered I had Woody's lyrics in my - where else? - lyrics file:

Take A Whiff On Me

Chorus (2X):
Take a whiff, take a whiff, take a whiff on me,
Everybody take a whiff on me,
Hey, hey, baby take a whiff on me;

I got a woman six-foot-four,
Sleepin' in the kitchen with her feet in the door,
Hey, hey, baby take a whiff on me;

Two old maids, a-fishin' in the creek,
Ain't caught a man since-a way last week,
Hey, hey, baby take a whiff on me.

(Chorus 2X)

Wanna get a woman let me tell you a word,
Grease your hair down slick as lard,
Hey, hey, baby take a whiff on me;

I'm walkin' down the road with my hat in my hand,
Lookin' for a woman needs a worried man,
Hey, hey, baby take a whiff on me.

(Chorus 2X)

Walkin' down the road and the road's mighty muddy,
Slippin' an' a-slidin' an' I can't stay steady,
Hey, hey, baby take a whiff on me;
I know my woman ain't a-treatin' me right,
She don't get to home till the day gets light,
Hey, hey, baby take a whiff on me.

(Chorus 2X)

Meet a lot of women out a-ramblin' around,
But the Boston women's the best I've found,
Hey, hey, baby take a whiff on me;
Sing this song all night long,
Sing to my woman from midnight on,
Hey, hey, baby take a whiff on me.

(Chorus 2X)

Yeah, I have to admit that the song loses a certain something with the cocaine and morphine references removed.

And, by the way - what's going on with all the question marks??? Thank goodness I preview my posts, because I found that most of the apostrophes in the lyrics above had mysteriously become question marks! Had to retype virtually every one of them. What's going on?


Jay