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Lyrics by: Earl Jarrett, Jerry Reed
# Debut Chart
27 Jan '72 Country
65 Jan '72 Hot 100

Lyrics

I know there`s a lotta talk going around today About cigarette smoking whittling your life away I`ve seen it and I`ve heard it so many times That finally it just started to prey on my mind I guess it scared me a little bit That`s why I decided I was gonna quit So while I was sitting here forming my battle plan I took another puff and turned on the fan I just sat there in my easy chair And thought of all the money I`d wasted on cigarettes all these years I thought how I`d spend the rest of my days After I kick this habit my body craves Said to myself this ain`t gonna be so tough With that little bit of assurance I took another puff


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I took a puff, a puff, then I ripped off another puff I decided I`d about had about enough That breaking this habit won`t be too tough Now I`ve give a lot of thought to this thing If I didn`t smoke cigarettes I`d feel just like a king Besides with the price going up every day I knew I was just throwing all my good money away You know I ain`t lit one in an hour or so? Just wanted to make sure I could quit you know I was thinking maybe I oughta write all this down Put it in a song kinda circulate it around Can`t ever tell it might make a hit And that redneck Hall did a little bit Can you imagine me a hit songwriter! Now where`s... where`d I put that cigarette lighter? After all it`s a habit and a habit you can break Just a little bit of willpower son that`s all it takes I said to myself you got to be tough! And with that little bit of wisdom I took another puff I took a puff, and then a puff, then I finally ripped off another puff And I decided boy this ain`t gonna be tough Besides I`d just about had enough I`m about ready to quit this rotten habit anyway Oh I think they ought to take it offa television It looks too good! Ow! I like them skinny ones with the filter Oh give it to me! Give it to me! Cigarettes... I say if I quit smoking what`ll I do? Maybe I`ll eat Yeah I`ll eat cigarettes Ahh, I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it Chester B don`t smoke, he smokes logs! Makes you laugh funny too Oh my throat`s scratchin`, oh I wish I could think of something bad to say about cigarettes Boo on cigarettes, don`t smoke don`t smoke don`t smoke You quit smoking that`ll leave more for me! I love it I love it, no I don`t love cigarettes ya know Don`t misunderstand me I hate cigarettes Makes ya cough, and when ya don`t smoke it makes ya shake I don`t know what`s worse, the shake or the cough I think I`ll make me a coughshake, oh! Son did you ever smoke? Oh I remember one time I quit smoking I quit for three months My wife left me So did my children She took my house and left It was a mobile home

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