TAKE A WHIFF ON ME

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TAKE A WHIFF ON ME
“Take a Whiff on Me” is an American folk song, with references to the use of cocaine. It
is also known as “Cocaine Habit Blues”. This song was collected by John and Alan
Lomax from Iron Head and Lead Belly, as well as other sources. Noteworthy people who
have recorded this song are Woody Guthrie, Lonnie Donnegan and The Byrds.
Walked up Ellum and I come down Main
Tryin’ to bum a nickle, just to buy cocaine
Ho, ho, honey take a whiff on me.
cho:
Take a whiff on me, take a whiff on me
And everybody, take a whiff on me.
Ho, ho, honey take a whiff on me.
Went to Mr. Lehman’s on a lope
Sign in the window said: “No more coke”.
Ho, ho, honey take a whiff on me.
Goin’ up State Street, commin’ down Main
Lookin’ for the woman that uses cocaine.
Ho, ho, honey take a whiff on me.
I’se got a nickle, you’se got a dime…
You buy the coke and I’ll buy the wine.
Ho, ho, honey take a whiff on me.
The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
Takes a brown-skin woman, for my particular use.
Ho, ho, honey take a whiff on me.
I chew my tobacco, and I spit my juice
I love my baby ’till it aint no use
Ho, ho, honey take a whiff on me.
Cocaine’s for horses and not for men
Doctors say t’will kill you but they don’t say when.
Ho, ho, honey take a whiff on me.
Whiff-a-ree and whiff-a-rye
Gonna keep on a whiffin’, boys, ’till I die.
Ho, ho, honey take a whiff on me.