Smoking Song

by Herman Melville

Herman Melville

Care is all stuff: —
Puff! Puff!
To puff is enough: —
Puff! Puff!
More musky than snuff,
And warm is a puff: —
Puff! Puff!
Here we sit mid our puffs,
Like old lords in their ruffs,
Snug as bears in their muffs: —
Puff! Puff!
Then puff, puff, puff,
For care is all stuff,
Puffed off in a puff. —

Last updated January 14, 2019