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Newfoundlanders have fun with pot parodies

Keith Muise performs his version of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A Changin'" to reflect the societal shift that accompanied the legalization of cannabis across the country.
Keith Muise performs his version of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A Changin'" with lyrics reflecting the societal shift that accompanied the legalization of cannabis throughout the country. - YouTube screenshot

In the decades following cannabis prohibition throughout North America, countless musicians have composed music and lyrics about or in support of marijuana.

There’s Black Sabbath’s 1971 “Sweet Leaf”, The Mighty Diamonds’ “Pass the Kouchie” from 1981, Snoop Dogg’s massive 1993 hit “Gin and Juice,” and more recently, Miley Cyrus’ 2015 stoner anthem “Dooo It!”

Canada’s legalized cannabis industry is just three days old, but it has already inspired the creativity of two Newfoundland men, both of whom have recorded their own cannabis-themed parody versions of a well-known song. 

Keith Muise, a Newfoundlander living in Alberta, took Bob Dylan’s 1964 “The Times They Are A Changin’.”

“I have no opinion, no vested interest, but I felt like singing,” Muise wrote in a message to The Telegram. “This is a very significant societal change. The times they certainly are changing.”

Meanwhile, out in Clarenville, Mike Rose stayed true to his Newfoundland roots and rewrote the lyrics to the Buddy Wasisnam and the Other Fellers classic "Sarah."

No word on whether or not there was herbal inspiration behind their respective musical creations.

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