Mudcat Café message #161503 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16834   Message #161503
Posted By: Arkie
12-Jan-00 - 12:19 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Anti-smoking songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anti-smoking songs
I don't think there was any intent in this thread to offend smokers or to express animosity toward smokers. As Tony pointed out, if there is any object of scorn, it is the habit not the person. Merle Travis, who wroted Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette was a smoker and poked a little fun at himself. His son who had a fairly popular recording of the song and performs it in concerts is also a dedicated smoker. I am certainly glad that I never embraced the habit. Have a friend, darn good musician, whose sister had her jaw rebuilt this past fall, a victim of years of smoking and cancer had eaten away part of her face. I get sick when I think about it.