A Hornpipe from ceolachan’s digital mire
“Cliff’s Edge” ~ not forgetting the dinxter (><) phobic
T: Cliff’s Edge
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Adcd AFDF | E^DEG B2 e=d | cded cAGE | F^EFG A2 F^G |
Adcd AFDF | E^DEG B2 e=d | cege cAge | d2 D2 D2 :|
|: cd |\
^decA GEge | ^efdA F2 af | gecA ^GA=GE | DE^EF d2 cd |
^decA GEge | ^efdA a2 ba | gecA ^GA=ge | d2 D2 D2 :|
“Cliff’s Edge” ~ honing those edges for a laugh 8-)
T: Cliff’s Edge
|: (3FG^G |\
A>dc>d A>FD>F | E>^DG<E B2 e>=d | c>de>d c>AG>E | F>^EF>G (3ABA(3FG^G |
A>dc>d A>FD>F | E>^DG<E B2 e>=d | c>eg>e c>A (3gfe | d2 D2 D2 :|
|: c>d |\
^d>ec>A G>Eg>e | ^e>fd<A F2 a>f | g>ec>A ^G>A (3=GFE | D>E^E>F d2 c>d |
^d>ec>A G>Eg>e | ^e>fd<A a2 b>a | e>^dg>e ^G>A (3=gfe | d2 D2 D2 :|
This was written for my father, who died today, September 7th, sometime around 4 p.m., taken by cancer and mysterious effects, all without a doubt due to his history with tobacco. He will be missed by those that loved him, his family and friends. I would not wish the ravages of smoke on anyone. In my father’s case one of the first of the worst was profound hearing loss, hearing loss for which nothing can improve on, total, no use hearing aids.
Anyone who stumbles across this who smokes, I would never judge you, it is a difficult addiction. But so many afflicted seem to think they are impervious to its effects. Do your damnedest to give up. It is a very unpleasant end, and it will ALWAYS get you in the end. I’ve yet to know a smoker who it hasn’t eaten away at them, weakened them, rotted them from the inside out. For your family and friends, do your damnedest, get help if need be. Neither you or your family should suffer the eventual results of this addiction…
I wonder if my da ever actually listened to this…
Over the edge - R.I.P. - but unlikely…
As already said, smoke got me da - multiple cancers, the seed for it all being his lungs. The worst of it all was his brain stem… Sadly he never did master the use of his ears, but saddest of all is having left my ma with pain and confusion. That too is the nature of addiction, not thinking about others or consequences, or being convinced it will never get you, you’re the exception. Well, in my life, not short, I’ve never known any smoker that wasn’t made less by this addiction, less able, disabling, and so far all those that eventually did ‘leave this mortal coil’ went out by some disease associated with smoking, and mostly in unpleasant ways. For my friends who I try to get to consider giving up, I’m fed up with seeing the suffering, by the person smoking drags down and by the effects on others, friends and family. Do your damnedest, please, not just for your own sake. Stay around a little longer, for a few more tunes, please…
Ceolachan, I was sorry to read this (I’d missed your earlier post) and I agree with you absolutely. It got my mother and aunt (her sister) too, the latter only in her sixties. She at least gave up, but my mother insisted to the bitter (and very painful) end that it had nothing at all to do with her habit. I’ve never smoked, except vicariously, and it makes me sad and furious to spot young girls flaunting fags in an effort to be cool. They’d laugh if I warned them,of course. It’s one of my pet subjects for ranting.
Thanks for the thought SMS. We’ve been noticing, possibly because it has moved more outside, more and more young women smoking in public. Over time we’ve lost too many to the effects of that, which aren’t all cancers, though so many of those are directly caused by smoke, including all the digestive tract ones, and many that metastasize elsewhere, often being caught before the root cause, as has also happened with loved ones, the lung cancer being discovered last.
I’ve never judged the addict, only the act and its debilitating effects on them and their loved ones…
[2 g>ec>A g>e (3cBA | d2 (3f^ef d2 |]
Another way I sometimes finish this…
30/08/2015 ~ R.i.p.
A sad connection, my mother died the afternoon of the 30th of August, just ~ 2025 ~ cancers caused no doubt caused by secondary smoke, my father’s smoking, a serious chain smoker that would smoke in the house when no one else was around aside from our mom. Nerve damage had destroyed her ability to smell. One lung completely closed down and then the cancer metastasized elsewhere, including a huge growth on her neck. An odd saving grace, ‘Lewy Bodies’ had already had hold of her, the combined hell of Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s, and the first was quite advanced, so she had little or no understanding of what took her in the end, or of anything else. At least now, all these struggles behind her, she can rest in peace…
While I avoid preaching, I no longer hesitate, at least with people I know, in urging any smokers to look for the strength to conquer and escape that addiction, for themselves, for their loved ones, family and friends….