|"Take a Whiff On Me"|
|Published||1934 by John Lomax and Alan Lomax|
|Recorded by||Leadbelly, Cisco Houston, Woody Guthrie|
"Take a Whiff on Me" (Roud 10062) is an American folk song, with references to the use of cocaine. John Avery Lomax (September 23 1867 - January 26 1948 was a pioneering musicologist and folklorist. Alan Lomax ( January 15, 1915 &ndash July 19, 2002) was an American folklorist and musicologist. Huddie William Ledbetter, (January 1888 – December 6 1949 was an American folk and Blues Musician, notable for his clear and forceful singing Gilbert Vandine 'Cisco' Houston ( August 18, 1918 – April 29, Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie (July 14 1912–October 3 1967 was an American Singer-songwriter and Folk musician Guthrie's musical legacy The Roud Folk Song Index is a database of 300000 references to over 21600 songs that have been collected from Oral tradition in the English language from all over Cocaine ( benzoylmethyl ecgonine) is a Crystalline Tropane Alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the Coca plant It is also known as "Cocaine Habit Blues".
This song was collected by John and Alan Lomax from Iron Head and Lead Belly, as well as other sources. Huddie William Ledbetter, (January 1888 – December 6 1949 was an American folk and Blues Musician, notable for his clear and forceful singing
The title of the song is quoted in the song "Dead Skunk" in the line "take a whiff on me, that ain't no rose!"
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