Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke

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In the course of a week I saw news stories that the Jim Beam factory in Kentucky and the Cheesies factory in Ontario burned down. That sparked an idea...

Not enough of an idea that I set it to music, but an idea.

I may come back to arrange this later but I'm FAWMing and moving on.

Feel free to take a stab at musicating this.

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Up in Smoke
Sean McGaughey (c) July 14, 2019
* The recent news of recent fires at the Cheesies factory and the Jim Beam factory sparked this idea. https://globalnews.ca/news/5456732/jim-beam-warehouse-fire-bourbon/

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/cheezies-factory-fire-1.5208188

The Cheesies Factory burnt down in the night.
Trucks came from 4 townships, it was a frightening sight.
The stock in the warehouse was saved from the blaze.
But the town smelled like burnt grilled cheese for three days

The owners vowed the cheesies will keep flowing
They're flying off the shelves with no sign of slowing.

Up in smoke, Up in smoke
The factories are all burning up or going broke.
Now who will make the stuff for ordinary folk.
The finer things in life are going up in smoke.

Lightning struck at the Jim Beam whiskey plant
Forty five thousand whiskey barrels that they can't decant
Theres a 23 mile plume of whiskey in the river
And thousands of fish have cirrosis of the liver

They say loss was a hundred million or 3,
But not yo worry, it was only young whiskey.

Up in smoke, Up in smoke
The factories are all burning up or going broke.
Now who will make the stuff for ordinary folk.
The finer things in life are going up in smoke.



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Billy Sea's picture

LOL, I included a reference to the Jim Beam massacre in one of my songs too Smile Love bringing real life into songs. I didn't hear about the cheesecake problem and I think that would have bothered me more Smile Nice set of lyrics, up in smoke for sure.