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Down with the Smokers for voice and guitar

By David Warin Solomons

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Voice, Alto Voice, Guitar - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by David Warin Solomons (1953-). 20th Century, Neo-Classical, Blues, Pop. Score, Set of Parts. 14 pages. Published by David Warin Solomons (S0.91579).

Item Number: S0.91579

I am so happy that smoking in enclosed public places is now illegal in the UK and in many other countries,
but this song was written in the 1980s when people had to breath the pollution
created by inconsiderate smokers, and, of course, there are still countries where this is the case.

So I decided to publish the song even though the battle is thankfully won here.

The sound sample is my own performance with some additional (un-notated) improvisations on cello and vibraphone.

The pdf file contains the score and parts.

 The music has also been arranged as an instrumental duo called Laid back bounce,
also available on this site.

 I went out this morning along the way to work
 when without warning I was faced with clouds of murk

 refrain: Sing "Down with the smokers who infect the air with clouds
hate their unthinking uncaring unblinking hate the stinking coughing crowds!"

 I went down to the station and was waiting for my train
 but to my irritation the stinkers were there again.

 [refrain]

 Wouldn't it be pleasant to enjoy a drink in a theatre bar discussing the play
 or wouldn't it be jolly just to sing along with pals in a cozy pub along the way
 or wouldn't it be nice to go any where and not have to share with every breath
some secondhand smoke and firsthand death.

 [refrain]

 I was eating my fav'rite curry but the air was getting thick
and I felt I had to hurry because the smokers made me feel sick

 [refrain]

 It's fine bright hot and sunny and I'd love to have a drink
 but why spend time and money where the smokers sit and stink?

 [refrain]

 Wouldn't it be pleasant just to pass the time at a social do or a meeting hall
 or wouldn't it be jolly to dance the night away with the one you love at a disco or ball
 wouldn't it be nice to go any where and not have to share with every breath
some secondhand smoke and firsthand death

 [refrain].

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