Cigar Song, The
DESCRIPTION: In each verse, the singer goes someplace "the other day," drinks something alcoholic "behind the bar," and smokes a more-or-less expensive cigar.
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Blind Blake Higgs: see WIHIGGS01)
LONG DESCRIPTION: In each verse the singer went further from Nassau "the other day," the drink "behind the bar" was distinctive of the place (moonshine in Miami) and the cigar he was smoking was more expensive. In "New York the other day, I was drinking champagne behind the bar And I was smoking a two dollar cigar." But finally, in "Nassau the other day, I was drinking Sunbeam behind the bar And I was smoking a one cent cigar"
KEYWORDS: travel money drink humorous drugs
FOUND IN: West Indies(Bahamas)
Blind Blake Higgs, "The Cigar Song" (on WIHIGGS01)
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