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I’m Brawny Because I Drink Potions

(To the Tune: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean)

Back in Grade 10, before any of us teens had even heard of steroids, there was a fellow in my school who was a body builder.  One week, all of a sudden his pecs and abs were literally bursting out of his skin. At the same time, he developed a sudden and very evident case of acne on his face and back.

Looking back now, I don’t think there was any question about it: he was using ‘enhancements’.  This was around 1970, before the public became aware of athletes using chemicals to gain strength. I’m not condemning or condoning his or their actions, but I definitely think of him and other more notoriously ‘tainted’ athletes whenever I sing this song.