Video of the Day: Me, I Get High On Reefer

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Photo: Two Man Gentleman Band

​The Two Man Gentleman Band, “the nation’s finest and rowdiest vaudevillian-swing duo,” has released “Me, I Get High On Reefer,” an instant cannabis classic.
“We sing some drinking songs, and get a lot of free drinks as a result,” The Gents told Toke of the Town. “So, we thought we’d apply the same logic to a reefer tune.  And it worked!”
The song is from the guys’ brand new CD, ¡Dos Amigos, Una Fiesta!, their sixth album, released August 31.
Just a few years ago, The Gentlemen were busking in New York City’s parks and subways. These days, they travel the country playing hundreds of shows per year for growing crowds of fans.
The Gents “prove that making old-fashioned music needn’t be polite or predictable,” according to Time Out New York, deftly balancing lighthearted romps about reefer, wine, boy/girl parties, and chocolate milk with tender ballads of loneliness and fidelity.

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Graphic: Two Man Gentleman Band
The songwriting is superb. With their cautionary, gospel-tinged stomp about the forgotten, alcoholic presidenet Franklin Pierce, they “take smart songwriting to a whole new level,” according to Mental Floss.
The Gents are Andy Bean on tenor guitar and vocals and Fuller Condon on string bass and vocals. The buzz around their live show is that it is an absolute must-see, not only for their stunning instrumental prowess but also for the improvised banter, with each other and with the audience, that can be as entertaining as the music.
TMGB had a spectacular 2009, during which they made their national radio and television debut on The Bob & Tom Show and opened a handful of concerts for the Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and John Mellencamp summer Tour.
The Two Man Gentleman Band is at it again this year with two full-length releases and a perpetually busy festival and club schedule.
For more on The Two Man Gentleman Band, including info on their upcoming 35-city album release tour, visit www.thetwogentlemen.com.
You can mail order TMGB music here, or get it from iTunes and/or Amazon.
Me, I Get High On Reefer
Some people get high on music
Some folks get high on life
Some girls get high about getting husbands
Some husbands get high when their wife’s not looking
Some folks get high about being downhearted
They love to moan and weep
Me, I get high on reefer (reefer!)
Then I fall asleep

And I dream about an island in the Caribbean
Holding hands with you beside the sea
And I wonder who do you dream about
When you put that reefer in your mouth.
In my dream, you dream dream of me

Hey, friend do you like music? (No)
Friend how do you feel about life? (Bad)
Friend do you ever think about settling down (No!)
Get yourself a nice wife? (No!)
Friend do you ever feel downhearted
you love to moan and weep?
Now friend do you like reefer? (Yes, sir!)
Let’s get high together then we’ll fall asleep
And we’ll dream about an island in the Caribbean
Holding hands with you beside the sea
And I wonder who do you dream about
When you put that reefer in your mouth.
In my dream, you dream dream of me.


~ The Two Man Gentleman Band
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