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cetmst Lyr Req: Anti-smoking songs (120* d) Lyr Add: GIRL FROM EMPHYSEMA (parody, Steve Allen) 24 Jul 07

At a concert we attended the late Steve Allen sang a parody of "The Girl from Ipamena" and wrote it down for us afterward:

Tall and pale and light and chalky,
The girl from Emphysema goes walking,
And when she passes, each one she passes
Goes (wheezing, coughing).

She should stop smoking, that's her solution
But she contributes to air pollution,
And when she passes, through noxious gasses
It's (Wheezing, coughing).

Oh how she's coughing and sneezing;
Oh how she's hacking and wheezing;
So, she's not really so pleasing.
Once there were nights when we kissed,
Now she lives in a primatine mist.

Tall and pale and weak and sickly,
Those girls with emphysema go quickly,
And when she passes/ You'll see her lips turning blue,
Let the girl with emphysema/ Be a lesson
To you.

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