That's a riot. Welk called it a "modern spiritual," which I guess is what it is.I grew up with that show. Thanks for the memories.
Thanks for the vid..that brings back memories.I found this: "This song is about drugs, especially marijuana. A "Toke" is a puff from a marijuana cigarette or pipe. 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. Too much of anything will probably kill you."Mike Brewer and Tom Shipley were Folk singers in Los Angeles. This was their only hit."