Mudcat Café message #159447 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16834   Message #159447
Posted By: johnp
07-Jan-00 - 03:54 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Anti-smoking songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anti-smoking songs
There was a song on the wireless circa 1961 I think sung by Miriam Karlin. I remember bits....

Tobacco, tobacco, I hate you I do.
Like Venus I'd look if it wasn't for you;
But I'll give up the habit; I will even yet
When I've had just one more cigarette.

I'll fling the packet away, away.
Fifty times in a week I say
Fling the packet away, away,
When I've had just one more cigarette.

Under my eyes are a couple of bags.
I blame it all on to a packet of fags,
But I'll give up...etc.

There was much choking and painful coughing.