This song released in 1970 was a pretty big hit. Brewer and Shipley wrote and recorded the song. Tom Shipley explained: "When we wrote 'One Toke Over the Line,' I think we were one toke over the line. I considered marijuana a sort of a sacrament... If you listen to the lyrics of that song, 'one toke' was just a metaphor. It's a song about excess".


A few years later on the popular Lawrence Welk Show, a show enjoyed by most of our parents, back in the day, Gail Farrell and Dick Dale sang Brewer and Shipley's song "One Toke Over The Line,"  It's obvious, they had no idea what they were singing about.  I guess just the mention of Jesus in the lyrics made it a religious song.

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