Croquet Habit

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From my father, Tom Paley, who had it from Freeny’s Barn Dance Band, recorded in (I think) 1930 and still available on Volume 2 of the well known County compilation, Mississippi String Bands. He and I would play it together as a twin fiddle number. It’s a version of a song with many names, including Cocaine Habit, which makes a lot more sense. I will never tire of speculating on the series of events which led to the choice of croquet as the substitute for cocaine.

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from Homunculus Mellitus, released August 13, 2019
Fiddle, guitar, vocals, Ben Paley

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