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wildwood weed seed song

I usually don’t post novelty songs but I grew up with this one.

I come to and my brother was there,
And he said, What’s wrong with your eyes?
I said, I don’t know, I was chewing on a weed.
He said, Let me give it a try.
We spent the rest of that day and most of that night,
Trying to find my brother, Bill.
Caught up with him, ’bout six o’clock the next morning,
Naked, swinging on the wind mill!
He said he flew up there.
I had to fly up there and bring him down,
He was about half crazy …..

The very next day we picked a bunch of them weeds,
And put ’em in the sun to dry.
Then we mashed ’em up and chopped ’em up,
And put ’em in the corncob pipe.
Smokin’ that wildwood flower got to be a habit,
We didn’t see no harm.
We thought it was kind of handy,
Take a trip and never leave the farm!

The song contains one of my favorite lines of all time. “Take a trip never leave the farm.” It’s about a bunch of country guys living on a farm and discovering pot…

Wildwood Weed
Jim Stafford

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Written by Don Bowman, “Wildwood Weed” is based on “Wildwood Flower,” a song performed by the Carter Family in 1928. It dates back to 1860.

Reached down for a weed to chew on
Things got fuzzy and things got blurry
And then everything was gone
Didn’t know what happened
But I knew it beat the hell out of sniffin’ burlap

“Shanty” appeared on Jonathan Edwards’ debut album in 1971. “We’re gonna lay around the shanty, mama,” he sings. “And put a good buzz on.”