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Song Parodies -> "The Ballad Of Roger Miller"

Original Song Title:

"The Ballad Of Davey Crockett"

Original Performer:

Fess Parker

Parody Song Title:

"The Ballad Of Roger Miller"

Parody Written by:

Airfarcewon

The Lyrics

Born in the Texas town of old Fort Worth
Talent Gods must've christened his birth
Raised on a farm, Oklahoma it'd be
Shapin' his soul and future destiny..

Roger, Roger Miller, King of the crazy songs

Farm chores were pickin' cotton, pushed a plow
Every morning and eve had to milk a cow
Got his educate..in a one room school
Shy and introverted, but wrote songs cool

Roger, Roger Miller, King of the crazy songs

Lonely nights he'd listen..to the radio,
Grand Ole Opry, soon..became his favorite show
To country music, liked to tap his toe
It marked directions where his life would go

Roger, Roger Miller, King of the crazy songs

He served in the army, country songs were sung
Got out, started fiddlin' for Faron Young
Took off for Nashville with his guitar slung
Chet Atkins was likin' the tunes he had brung

Roger, Roger Miller, King of the crazy songs

Got married, was a fireman, nights played gigs
For a time did drugs, chain smokin' cigs
Roped his own tv show, mingled with bigwigs
He'd come a long way from those old farm pigs

Roger, Roger Miller, King of the crazy songs

Got a break on Smash Records, Nineteen Sixty Four,
Released, "Dang Me" "Chug-a-Lug" and a couple more,
He had written "Chug-a-Lug" in only minutes, four..
After "King Of The Road" his career would soar..

Roger, Roger Miller, King of the crazy songs

"Engine, Engine #9" and "Kansas City Star"
Soon other top ten hits fill his writing jar,
"Walkin' In The Sunshine". "England Swings" goes far
Buys himself a big bus and parks the car..

Roger, Roger Miller, King of the crazy songs

His career slows down in Nineteen-Seven-Eight
Till Nineteen Eighty-One, when, "Old Friends" he'd uncrate
Wrote the score for "Big River"..a top broadway show,
Wins the Tony award with his songs that glow..

Roger, Roger Miller, King of the crazy songs

Hit the road in Nineteen-Ninety, a guitar tour
Same year was diagnosed with lung can-cer,
Last tv appearance was in Ninety-Two,
With his death, lost a treasure, we're all glad we knew

Roger, Roger Miller, King of the crazy songs

Roger, Roger Miller, King of the crazy songs

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2Eagle - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember those songe. Good tribute - you remember well.
Leo Keough - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
One of my grandfathers really liked Roger Miller's "Dang Me"...I always wondered why, but never had the nerve to ask him...Nice tribute...555
AFW - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks, 2Eagle, Roger, was always one of my favorites..caught him in person twice...amazing wit, and a comedic and songwriting genious, of course, for details, there's always good old Wikipedia..and thanks, Leo, it was a down home humorous song....and I see Mr I dropped by,Imagine getting "oned" on a tribute entry...
Below Average Dave - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm not terribly familiar with Roger Miller to be honest so this introduced me to someone new, both the original and the subject matter, thanks AFW
AFW - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks, Dave...You must've heard his song, "King Of The Road"...been parodied here a lot...but I realize he wouldn't be too well known to you younger guys...he died almost twenty years ago..
Porfle Popnecker - October 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Brings back fond memories.
Old Man Ribber - October 11, 2011 - Report this comment
AFW - A true American legend (and Roger Miller wasn't bad either...lol!). "Muddy Water" from "Big River" is one of my favorite songs ever. ;D
Barry J. Mitchel - October 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Quite an anthology, better than Wikipedia! Liked the analogy to Davy Crockett, as RM truly explored new territory in pop music. Too bad that "I ain't got no cigarettes" wasn't true for him. I "brung" 5s.
AFW - October 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks, Porfle, OMR..and Barry

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