Dang Me!!

Whenever we would go on a drive with Dad and Mom, in the big green van, (…with all of the seats pulled out so that we could haul padding and upholstry fabric home from Silver States…)we listened to Dad’s music. He would turn off the CB radio, and pop in one of his favorite 8-tracks!

It had to ba a proud moment for him when his 3 little girls would belt out all of the words to “Chug-a-lug” by Roger Miller! (only listen to the first half of this recording..there is some other lame song that comes on!)

I still remember the chorus!

Here is my other favorite Roger Miller tune.

Once, when we traveling to a national park, I remember that My sister Diana and I were getting very bored with the drive….and the music. We happened to be listening to Roger Whitaker this time. He is a great singer, and he whistles…..a lot! To make the journey more lively, Diana started to lip synch the whistling parts of the songs. We laughed hard, and until we got into trouble. I found the video to the best whistling song, Mexican Whistler, but it won’t allow you to embed it into your blog! (RUDE!!!) So, if you want a chortle, follow this link. You should even try to lip synch along!

My Dad is a cool man! He taught me how to make up my own words to songs. He taught me that songs can make people laugh. He also taught me some things that I shouldn’t repeat………….
Happy Fathers Day Sneaky Pete!
Here’s to metal detecting,
Cows waking up on our way to Strawberry,
Turkey Trots,
and saying “ewwwwwww” when we watched you hug and kiss Mom in the kitchen!
I love you!


9 thoughts on “Dang Me!!

  1. I had to buy the best of Roger Miller’s CD. My kids love listening to him! Our personal favorite is Do-Whacka-Do because of all the “girls in the front and girls in the back”. Describes our car situation perfectly. 😀


  2. My dad introduced me to Jim Reeves, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, George Jones… the list goes on and on. We would take long road trips out west and listen to them for hours on end much to my chagrin. But, now I love them. Thanks for bringing back memories!


  3. on family trips we used to make up new words for songs. i have a hilarious version of “the leader of the pack” called “the eater of the snacks.” i made it up on the drive from tyler to perryton.


  4. Yeah, I can still only lipsync those whistling numbers. Oh those road trips in the van were good times:)And to think I worry about my kids listening to “Staring down the barrel of a 45” when we were LOUDLY singing “Dang me..ought to take a rope and hang me” What’s with that?


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