Give me Smut and Nothing But   April 21st, 2010

Originally Written 02/04/04

Hee hee, my mind was wandering and I chanced to think of one of Tom Leher’s old songs. I love his sarcastic wit and socially-conscious humor. He has a good way of making fun of just about everything too. He ribs on both sides of the argument a little here, plus I agree with him that dirty books are fun.

Tom Leher – “Smut”

I do have a cause though. It is obscenity. I’m for it.

Unfortunately, the civil liberties types who’ve been fighting have to fight
it on the nature of laws of freedom of speech and the stifling of the freedom
of expression. But we know what’s really involved: dirty books are fun, that’s
all there is to it. Unfortunatley, you can’t get up in court and say that.
It’s simply a matter of the freedom of pleasure, which is not the right
guaranteed by constitution. Anyway, since people seem to be marching for
their causes these days, I have here a march for mine. It’s called “Smut.”

Smut
Give me smut and nothing but
A dirty novel I can’t shut
If it’s uncut
And unsubttle

I’ve never quibbled if it was ribald
I would devour where others merely nibbled
As the judge remarked the day that he
Acquitted my Aunt Hortense
“To be smut it must be utterly without redeeming social importance”

Pornographic pictures I adore
Indecent magazines galore
I like them more
If they’re hard core

Bring on the obscene movies, murals, postcards, neckties, samplers,
stained-glass windows, tattoos, anything! More, more, I’m still not satisfied!

Stories of tortures
Used by debauchers
Lurid, licentious, and vile
Make me smile
Novels that pander
To my taste for candor
Give me a pleasure sublime
Let’s face it, I love slime

All books can be indecent books
Though recent books are bolder
For filth, I’m glad to say, is in
The mind of the beholder
When correctly viewed
Everything is lewd
I could tell you things about Peter Pan
And the Wizard of Oz, there’s a dirty old man

I thrill
To any book like Fanny Hill
And I suppose I always will
If it is swill
And really filthy

Who needs a hobby like tennis or philately
I’ve got a hobby, rereading Lady Chatterley
But now they’re trying to take it all
Away from us unless
We take a stand, and hand in hand
We fight for freedom of the press
In other words

Smut, I love it
Ah, the adventures of a slut
Oh, I’m a market they can’t glut
I don’t know what
Compares with smut

Hip hip hooray
Let’s hear it for the Supreme Court
Don’t let them take it away

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