"Take a Whiff on Me" as written by and A. Lomax H. Ledbetter J. Lomax....
Take a whiff on me,
Take a whiff on me,
Everybody take a whiff on me.
Well-a-hey-hey,
Baby, take a whiff on me

Take a whiff on me,
Take a whiff on me,
Everybody take a whiff on me.
Well-a-hey-hey,
Baby, take a whiff on me

Well cocaine for horses,
Not for men,
Doctor say it'll kill ya but he don't know when.
Well-a-hey-hey,
Baby, take a whiff on me

Take a whiff on me,
Take a whiff on me,
Everybody take a whiff on me.
Well-a-hey-hey,
Baby, take a whiff on me

I say the redder the berry,
The sweeter the juice,
Take a red-headed woman for particular use.
Well-a-hey-hey,
Baby, take a whiff on me

Take a whiff on me,
Take a whiff on me,
Everybody take a whiff on me.
Well-a-hey-hey,
Baby, take a whiff on me


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    General CommentNope, it is a Leadbelly song. Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly were friends and Guthrie may have done the song, but Leadbelly wrote it (possibly co-written with Blind Lemon Jefferson.) The original first verse starts with 'I'm walkin' up Ellum and headin' down Main/ Tryin' to bum a nickel jus' to buy cocaine'. Ellum refers to 'Deep Ellum' - a 'corruption' of 'Elm Street' - a street in Texas (Dallas, I believe) where Leadbelly and other folk/blues musicians of his time hung out. Also, the original says 'the BLACKER the berry, the sweeter the juice/ takes a brown-skinned woman for my particular use.'
    JonathanBon October 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkind of a cynical-funnyish song
    anyone know who hes covering?
    neverheardofhimon August 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts by Woody Gurthie apparently...
    King of Some Islandon November 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought it was Leadbelly or Captain Beefheart. I'm probably wrong though. The performance of this on Under Blackpool Lights is pretty insane though.
    TheAbsolutionHowlon April 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTheAbsolutionHowl is right I think...I'm pretty sure it's a Leadbelly song
    white_stripedon June 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's by Woody Guthrie, 100%, I'm listening to it right now. And it's about cocaine.
    btcheesenipon September 17, 2007   Link

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