“The Wee Cutty Pipe (The Derry Pipe)”


Sam asks Bill if he has tobacco, then gives a long justification based on the use of tobacco by Adam, Pharaoh, Jonah, Noah, Belshazzar, and Jason and the Argonauts. Bill concedes the point, and will continue to bring in tobacco in truckloads


The alleged Biblical references in this song are, of course, pure nonsense. Tobacco was not known in the Old World until introduced from the New; it is not mentioned in the Bible. - RBW


  1. SHenry H465, pp. 49-50, "The Wee Cutty Pipe" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13363
  3. BI, HHH465


Author: James O'Kane
Earliest date: 1932 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: drugs Bible
Found in: Ireland