Garage/Psychedelic Rock U.S.A. 1960s (Tracks) The Litter – “Codine”

Garage/Psychedelic Rock U.S.A. 1960s (Tracks) 

The Litter (Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, U.S.A.)

Cover Version 

“Codine” (written by Buffy Sainte-Marie, 1964) A3 track included on the album “Distortions”

Released on Warick Records ( 671) on 1st May 1967, recorded in 1966 at Dove Recording Studios, Minneapolis and Warren Kendrick’s Lake Street Studio, Minneapolis.
Back cover reads…SCOTTSIDE MUSIC – 9358 James Avenue S., Minneapolis.

Line-up/Credits :

Dennis Waite – Vocal, Keyboard
Tom “Zippy” Caplan – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Dan Rinaldi – Rhythm Guitar
Tom Murray – Drums
James Worthington Kane III – Bass, Organ, Vocals

Warrn Kendrick – Producer

John Wright, Steve Blauvelt – Photography

Lyrics :

An’ my belly is craving, I got shakin’ in my head
I feel like I’m dyin’ an’ I wish I were dead
If I lived till tomorrow it’s gonna be a long time
For I’ll reel and I’ll fall and rise on codine
An’ it’s real, an’ it’s real, one more time
When I was a young man I learned not to care
Wild whiskey, confronted I often did swear
My mother and father said whiskey is a curse
But the fate of their baby is many times worse
An’ it’s real, an’ it’s real, one more time
You’ll forget your woman, you’ll forget about man
Try it just once, an’ you’ll try it again
It’s sometimes you wonder and it’s sometimes you think
That I’m a-living my life with abandon to drink
An’ it’s real, an’ it’s real, one more time
Stay away from the cities, stay away from the towns
Stay away from the men pushin’ the codine around
Stay away from the stores where the remedy is found
I will live a few days as a slave to codine
An’ it’s real, an’ it’s real, one more time
An’ my belly is craving, I’ve got a shakin’ in my head
An’ I’ve started heating whether my body said
Steady yourself with the grains of cocaine
An’ you’ll end dead or you’ll end up insane
An’ it’s real, an’ it’s real, one more time
An’ my belly is craving, I got shaking in my head
I feel like I’m dyin’ an’ I wish I were dead
If I lived till tomorrow it’s gonna be a long time
For I’ll reel and I’ll fall and rise on codine
An’ it’s real, an’ it’s real, one more time
An’ it’s real, an’ it’s real, one more time
Songwriters: Buffy Sainte-Marie
The Litter – “Distortions” Album cover photo (front)
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