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Tobacco's But An Indian Weed

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lyrics

Tobacco’s but an Indian weed
Grows green at morn, cut down at eve
It shows our decay, we are but clay
Think on this when you smoke tobacco

The pipe that is so lily white
In which so many take delight
Gone with a touch, man’s life is such
Think on this when you smoke tobacco

The pipe that is so foul within
Shows how the soul is stained with sin
It doth require the purging fire
Think on this when you smoke tobacco

The ashes that are left behind
Doth serve to put us all in mind
That unto dust return we must
Think on this when you smoke tobacco

The smoke that doth so high ascend
Shows that our life must have an end
The vapor’s gone, man’s life is done
Think on this when you smoke tobacco

credits

from Words Of Wisdom, released November 13, 2007
Recorded by Carl Plaster at Fort Apache Studio
Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 1992
Mastered by Dave McNair

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Brian Dewan Catskill, New York

Brian Dewan presents The Humanitarium—a series of folk compilations featuring songs he’s unearthed in old schoolbooks, at garage sales, in attics and basements, arranged for his instruments of choice: autoharp, electric zither, organ and accordion. Fans of Brian's original albums, his art, and his work with They Might Be Giants and the Blue Man Group will treasure the Humanitarium series. ... more

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