Coughin’ Like Doc Holiday Did

dentistI had a root canal done last week and something like that starts a guy to thinking. As I sat in the dentist chair it sort of reminded me of the time I had this really bad cough and it wouldn’t go away.  Finally, in desperation I went to a doctor’s office and sat in a big room with a load of suffering people waiting to see the doctor. We all had an appointment for 9 A.M.  By the time I got home from that doctor’s office I had written a song titled I’m Coughin’ Like Doc Holiday Did Just Before He Died.” One of the lines goes, “The things a fella thinks about when he doesn’t know what’s wrong could fill a book and still have plenty left to write a song.” So as I sat in that dentist’s chair I was thinking about a lot of things and one of them was about a sister-in-law who died recently from soft tissue cancer. They discovered she had cancer when she had a tooth pulled and the gum did not heal. The instance that popped into my mind I popped it right out again and would not let it hang around. I instantly went back to the thought of that Doc Holiday song of mine and the fact that the doctor had me well in a week and I lived happily ever after.  No pain at the dentist’s office at all and I feel like a new man.  Oh…the things a fella thinks of when he doesn’t know what’s wrong…I guess we have all done a lot of that in our business and personal lives…

One thought on “Coughin’ Like Doc Holiday Did

  1. Hi Art,

    I’d love to see all the lyrics to the Doc Holiday song. You’re so creative.


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