Black Pipe, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer is a beggar, but "if I got the best of broth with helpings of cold tripe, I would rather have an extra reek of my black pipe." The singer describes how tobacco is better than fame or fortune or power, and hopes to be buried with his pipe
AUTHOR: English words by Andy Doey and George Graham
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: begging drugs
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H832a, p. 49, "The Black Pipe" (1 text, 1 tune)
File: HHH832a

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