Stick it in your pipe and smoke it

by Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine

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Stick it in your pipe and smoke it
The first single form Chucks second album Utility Blues
Written Nov 2015
Open D tuning, capo fret 2. E harp

'Stick it in your pipe and smoke it' is a clever, quirky reminiscence on colloquial phrases bandied around the playground when Chuck was a kid in 1970's England.
"In essence when a kid used to shout off his mouth about something and we didn't like what they were saying the response would always be 'Stick it in your pipe and smoke it'
The phrase has as much significance today as it has ever has... only in this day and age we often tend to say something a little stronger....

The endearing black & white video for 'Stick It In Your Pipe And Smoke It' was shot in Chuck's hometown of Christchurch at his favourite pre-quake busking locations. Here, Chuck warmly invites members of the public to give his 'skiffle machine' a go.

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You say this and you say that
you should keep that stuff under your hat
you would swear that white was black
so stick it in your pipe and smoke it

stick it in your pipe and smoke it
stick it in your pipe and smoke it
if I agreed with you then we’d both be wrong
so stick it in your pipe and smoke it

Your throwing stones shouldn’t be hurled
you're twiddling sticks that shouldn’t be twirled
you should get out and see the world
or stick it in your pipe and smoke it

That's codswallop don’t you know
I think you’re living in a one man show
you’ve gotta have your brains in your toes
so stick it in your pipe and smoke it

You must have woken up in the middle of a dream
With jibber jabber in your blood stream
what you're saying is just plain old mean
so stick it in your pipe and smoke it

I've never heard so much drivel in my life
I’m not sure how you get to sleep at night
you’ve been eating too much tripe
so stick it in your pipe and smoke it

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released March 3, 2017
Written and performed by Li'l Chuck

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Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine Christchurch, New Zealand

Li'l Chuck is an authentic one man band performing 'good time music with old time style'.

Blessed with the ability to handle multiple instruments at a time, he is the master of coordination: blown', suckin' and plucking' simultaneously. He has spent a lifetime rummaging through the drawers of 30's - 50's music. His songs are inspired by the sounds of the era
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