Letter: A curse on Raleigh

Sir: Martin Kelner refers to John Lennon's song "I'm So Tired" as something of a paean to the cigarette (Section Two, 7 May) but neglects to mention Lennon's lambasting of the man widely acknowledged for introducing the weed to these islands: "And curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get".

Conrad Williams

London NW3