SMOKE! SMOKE! SMOKE! (THAT CIGARETTE)

Latest update on 14/05/2013

Artist: Tex Williams
Author: Merle Travis/Tex Williams
Label: Capitol
Year: 1947

N°1 C&W. Record breaking hit for Capitol. Coauthor Merle Travis modelled this song on The Darktown Poker Club, a hit in 1914 for black vaudeville entertainer Bert Williams (no relation). See also: Nobody.

Covers:

1947:

Hank Williams [as Fly Trouble]

1960:

Johnny Bond [see note under Hot Rod Lincoln]

1973:

Commander Cody

1974:

Eddy Mitchell [as Fume cette cigarette]

1982:

Sammy Davis Jr.

1985:

Strangers [as Smoord 'n Sigaret (with a 'd')]

1986:

Ed Kooyman & Herman Van Haeren [as Smoort Smoort Smoort]

1996:

Willie Nelson

Tex died from lung cancer.

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