Carleen


There are plenty of songs that "make me feel like dancing" (thank you, Brothers Gibb), but only a few will make me pretend to dance if I hear it in a place where really dancing is either not possible or practical. One of those songs is "The Joker" by The Steve Miller Band. It's not the kind of song that makes you want to simulate having sex in the manner of contemporary "dancing" -- and people thought that dirty dancing was nasty back in my day! -- it's the kind of song that has a rhythm so compelling that it captures the listener in its web and won't let feet stop tapping or shoulders stop swaying until the final chord is finished playing. I love it!






Lyrics:

Some people call me the space cowboy, yeah
Some call me the gangster of love
Some people call me Maurice
Cause I speak of the pompitous of love

People talk about me, baby
Say I'm doin' you wrong, doin' you wrong
Well, don't you worry baby
Don't worry
Cause I'm right here, right here, right here, right here at home

Cause I'm a picker
I'm a grinner
I'm a lover
And I'm a sinner
I play my music
in the sun

I'm a joker
I'm a smoker
I'm a midnight toker
I sure don't want to hurt no one

I'm a picker
I'm a grinner
I'm a lover
And I'm a sinner
I play my music
in the sun

I'm a joker
I'm a smoker
I'm a midnight toker
I get my lovin' on the run
Wooo Wooooo

You're the cutest thing
That I ever did see
I really love your peaches
Want to shake your tree
Lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey all the time
Ooo-eee baby, I'll sure show you a good time

Cause I'm a picker
I'm a grinner
I'm a lover
And I'm a sinner
I play my music in the sun

I'm a joker
I'm a smoker
I'm a midnight toker
I get my lovin' on the run

I'm a picker
I'm a grinner
I'm a lover
And I'm a sinner
I play my music in the sun

I'm a joker
I'm a smoker
I'm a midnight toker
I sure don't want to hurt no one

Wooo Woooo

People keep talking about me baby
They say I'm doin' you wrong
Well don't you worry, don't worry, no don't worry mama
Cause I'm right here at home
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7 Responses
  1. ROSIDAH Says:

    I love the Brother Gibb, too. I never have heard this song here before, but I think it is a great choice. Have a wonderful week, Carleen :)


  2. Amy Says:

    I had fun jamming out to this tune in high school. Have a great day.


  3. Lorielle Says:

    Oh how popular the Steve Miller band was when I was younger!


  4. Thom Says:

    This was one of my favorites way back when. Great choice :) Aloha


  5. Carleen,
    once again you post a favorite of mine. I love SMB just everything they do my favorite is their Greatest Hits 1974-1978! This one is one of their early songs I was in the third or fourth grade and Viet Nam was real life, songs like this set the mood for those days but kept us enthralled by the style, the message, and the rhythm into our adulthood!
    *hugs*
    I am here
    Greatest Hits 1974-1978


  6. Mimi Says:

    This was a great flashback song!


  7. Diane Says:

    I.LOVE.THIS.SONG!!! so fun to sing too!!!

    gonna go listen to it again lol!


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