Tobacco Union (Talking with the Social Union)

DESCRIPTION: "Come young and old and hear me tell / How strong tobacco smokers smell, / Who love to smoke the pipe so well. / For tobacco they will smell, To burn and smoke in union." A condemnation of tobacco, of those who spend money to buy it, and of its effects
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: drugs accusation
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Randolph 508, "Tobacco Union" (1 text, 1 tune) (compare also the "B" fragment of 408, "The Little Brown Jug"))
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 378-380, "Tobacco Union" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 508)
McNeil-SMF, pp. 177-179, "The Tobacco Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Warner 91, "Talking with the Social Union" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, TOBBACUN*

Roud #5721
NOTES: Apparently an adaption of the hymn "Heavenly Union." - RBW
Last updated in version 4.2
File: R508

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