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Performances Song History Lyrics

Don't Bogart That Joint

Music/Lyrics: Elliot Ingber, Larry "Stash" Wagner

Vocals: Phish

Original Artist: Fraternity of Man

Original Album: Fraternity of Man (1968)

Debut: 2010-10-31

Historian: Mockingbird Staff

Part of Phish’s cover of Little Feat’s Waiting for Columbus 10/31/10, this tune was originally recorded by the Fraternity of Man (as “Don’t Bogart Me”) for the soundtrack to Easy Rider. The slang in the title was coined from Humphrey Bogart’s on-screen chain smoking, and refers to holding on too long without passing. Contrarily, the timing and interplay were spot-on in Phish’s version, which was four-part harmony a cappella with several syncopation adjustments, a departure from the R&B/rock of most of the set.

Phish, ”Don’t Bogart That Joint” – 10/31/10, Atlantic City, NJ

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