TAKE A DRINK ON ME

Latest update on 27/04/2012

Artist: Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers
Author: Charlie Poole
Label: Columbia
Year: 1927

White, washed down version of a risky song about sex and drugs, the "Whiff" title being the original. In 1911 prude Howard Odum collected a version as Honey, Take A One On Me.

Covers:

1930:

Memphis Jug Band [as Cocaine Habit Blues, crediting Jennie Mae Clayton, bandleader Will Shade's wife]

1933:

Lead Belly [as Take A Whiff On Me during his very first recording session; credited to himself and the Lomaxes]

1944:

Woody Guthrie & Cisco Houston [idem]

1958:

New Lost City Ramblers

1961:

Lonnie Donegan [top 10 UK as Have A Drink On Me with own lyrics]

1961:

Rod McKuen [as Have A Whiff On Me]

1961:

Mance Lipscomb

1964:

Greenbriar Boys [as Take A Whiff On Me]

1965:

Lords [as Have A Whiff On Me]

1970:

Byrds [as Cocaine Habit Blues]

1971:

Mungo Jerry [as Take A Whiff On Me; on EP Lady Rose, n°5 UK; banned by the BBC]

1973:

Kentucky Colonels

1976:

Flying Burrito Brothers [idem]

1978:

Ferre Grignard [as Have A Whiff On Me]

1979:

David Bromberg [as Take A Whiff On Me]

1999:

Stefan Grossman [idem]

2001:

Foster & Allen [as Have A Whiff On Me]

2004:

White Stripes [as Take A Whiff On Me]

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