Ten Favorite Songs About Trains: Engine Engine #9 (#6)

@FourWalls (15154)
United States
March 6, 2017 7:19pm CST
How about another song that references a train without actually mentioning "train" in the title? I know, I'm doing them backwards today, but I had a rough day at the hospital. You know that old saying, "Up your nose with a rubber hose"? I had it. The scope didn't hurt because they numbed my nose....that was the unpleasant part! Okay, let's blow that off (see what I did there?) and get to the next song about trains. #6: Engine Engine #9 - Roger Miller In the world of country music there aren't a whole heck of a lot of people that "everybody" outside the world of country music knows. The six Grammy awards he won in 1965 stood as a record for one year until broken by Michael Jackson (now there's some "tall tall trees" [a song that Miller wrote] for a comparison!!). How massively popular was this guy? He had his own network TV show in 1966. R.E.M. covered "King of the Road," no less (although their liner notes accurately admit that he should've sued them for what they did to the song). So...why did Roger Miller have to die to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame? Criminal. From Miller's third consecutive mega hit album, The Third Time Around, this song about a man searching in vain for his former love who "got on in Baltimore" and somehow has disembarked. Roger Miller got a bum rap for being a novelty singer ("Do-Wacka-Do," "Dang Me"). He wrote some great songs that were far from funny. This one might seem a little more lighthearted than, say, "Husbands and Wives," but it still expresses the pain of a lost love. Engine Engine #9 Written by Roger Miller Recorded by Roger Miller From The Third Time Around, 1965 110 miles ain't much distance:
Engine Engine Number Nine Roger Miller with Lyrics
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@teamfreak16 (41316)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Mar 17
That's a far cry from "Dang Me," which I now have stuck in my head, thank you very much!
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@FourWalls (15154)
• United States
7 Mar 17
This should cure that:
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@teamfreak16 (41316)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Mar 17
@FourWalls - Yes, thank you, much better.
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
7 Mar 17
I have 4 of his albums...well, 3 and one 'greatest' package. He could do both humorous and serious stuff in such a good style.
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@FourWalls (15154)
• United States
7 Mar 17
He's going to show up again, soon, showing off that "serious" side.
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@JohnRoberts (62791)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Mar 17
I have been to the Roger Miller Museum in Erick, OK (also home town of Sheb Woolley) and it is supported by his family so there is a lot of great stuff displayed like his original handwritten lyrics to King of the Road.
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