Dang Me

Album: Dang Me (1964)
Charted: 7
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  • Well, here I sit high, gettin' ideas
    Ain't nothing but a fool would live like this
    Out all night and runnin' wild
    Woman sittin' home with a month-old child

    Dang me, dang me
    They oughta take a rope and hang me
    High from a highest tree
    Woman, would you weep for me?

    One more time

    Just sittin' around drinkin' with the rest of the guys
    Six rounds bought, and I bought five
    And I spent the groceries and half the rent
    I lack fourteen dollars havin' twenty-seven cents

    Well, dang me, dang me
    They oughta take a rope and hang me
    High from a highest tree
    Woman, would you weep for me?

    One more time

    Roses are red and violets are purple
    Sugar is sweet and so is maple syrple
    And I'm the seventh out of seven sons
    My pappy's a pistol, I'm a son-of-a-gun

    Well, dang me, dang me
    They oughta take a rope and hang me
    High from a highest tree
    Woman, would you weep for me? Writer/s: Roger Miller
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 7

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 11th 1964, Roger Miller performed "Dang Me" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time "Dang Me" was at #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart and at #13 on the Top 100 chart...
    (See next post below).
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 7th 1964, Roger Miller debut on the Billboard's Hot Top 100 with "Dang Me" at position #94; and on July 26th it peaked at #7 (for 1 week) and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on July 12th it reached #1 (for 6 weeks) on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart...
    Between 1964 and 1968 he had fifteen Top 100 records; five made the Top with "King of the Road" being his biggest hit, it peaked at #4 in 1965...
    R.I.P. Mr. Miller (1936 - 1992).
  • Fred from Laurel, MdHis pre-King of the Road (1965) era, which also included, Chug-a-Lug; I think "Do-Wacka-Do," "Reincarnation," & "Engine No. 9" were on the album that included King of the Road (?), which became his signature song -- theme to his TV show. It was followed by singles, "England Swings," and "Kansas City Star." He later admitted to popping uppers like candy throughout this period, after he had kicked them. He said so in at least one Johnny Carson appearance.
    I hope, in heaven, he's getting all the maple syrple he wants.
  • Esskayess from Dallas, Tx'Purple' is unrhymable, so he just had a little fun with 'syrup.' I always laugh at that.
  • Joe from Grants Pass, OrMusta been lil' high-di=ho ???
  • Erikka from Buckeye, AzHe wrote this in Phoenix? That's so cool! I like "King of Kansas City" more, but this song is pretty good too.
  • Lalah from Wasilla, AkHe had to be drunk to rhyme syrup with purple
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