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Song Parodies -> "If You Don't Smoke, Don't Start (revised edition)"

Original Song Title:

"Straighten Up and Fly Right"

Original Performer:

Nat King Cole

Parody Song Title:

"If You Don't Smoke, Don't Start (revised edition)"

Parody Written by:

Tim Hall

The Lyrics

Nat Cole died of lung cancer at age forty-five
Imagine what he could have done if still alive
Yul Brynner was on TV and this was no joke
He looked us in the eye and said, "I'm Dead Don't smoke!"

If you don't smoke, don't start
If you don't smoke, don't start
If you don't smoke, don't start
Cool down my friend don't you light it up

You know I'm not lying
What's the use of dying?
If you don't smoke, don't start
Cool down my friend don't you light it up

The smoke coming from your stick’s not just choking me
Please put it out so we can all breathe free
Surgeon general Koop had on a big bow tie and said
"Nicotine is addicting and The Marlboro Man is a lie!"

If you don't smoke, don't start
If you don't smoke, don't start
If you don't smoke, don't start
Cool down my friend don't you light it up

(trio plays)

So If you don't smoke, don't start
If you don't smoke, don't start
If you don't smoke, don't start
Cool down my friend don't you light it up
Don't smoke!
trhmstie1@yahoo.com

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Andria - March 30, 2009 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but as a former smoker, I can say the same thing that is the title of your parody. Not only is smoking disgusting, but it is expensive, you will have a progressively more difficult time finding places where you can smoke, your dentist and physician will both want to burn you at the stake (not literally), and you will be severely limited in terms of finding a date. As for smokeless tobacco or other forms of smoking like pipes, cigars or the hookah, avoid those too!
Mark Scotti - March 30, 2009 - Report this comment
WONDERFUL words! It really is poison!!
alvin - March 30, 2009 - Report this comment
love the OS...good parody...good message
Jason - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I echo Andria's comment. I have smoked before and know how disgusting it is. It is such hard work giving it up. Why can't they make smoking against the law?
Andria - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Jason: If smoking was against the law in any civilized country, be it the US, the UK or anywhere else, we would have much the same problem we had during Prohibition (the ban of alcohol) in the United States in the 1920s and early 1930s- organized crime and murder, among many other things. My code was ALC.

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