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Inukshuk Tune: Cigarettes and Whisky and Wild Wild Women (60* d) RE: Tune: Cigarettes and Whisky and Wild Wild Women 05 Sep 05


One of my prized possessions is a worn and tattered sheet music copy of "Cigareets, Whusky And Wild, Wild Women". Words and Music by TIM SPENCER. There is a caption that states "Successfully Recorded by SONS OF THE PIONEERS for Victor Records" along with a marvelous photo of that illustrious group. At the bottom appears this information: TIM SPENCER MUSIC, INC. Sole Selling Agents HILL and RANGE SONGS,INC.
Inside it states, "Copyright 1947 by TIM SPENCER MUSIC, Inc."

It seems to me that this must be the original song as originally written. It has three verses, similar, but not identical to the ones previously posted. The verse about the evils of cigarets is not included. Undoubtedly, this song has undergone considerable folk process.

The sheet music was given to me as a lad by my favourite aunt when the song was on the hit parade. We still play it at every gig. Always gets the crowd going.




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