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Roger Miller Hilariously Delivers Laugh 'Til You Cry Performance Of 'Dang Me'

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Can't get much more country than Roger Miller. He brought us songs like "King Of The Road" and "Chug-A-Lug", but there is one song in particular that was a memorable novelty, and that was "Dang Me". 

"Dang Me" was released in 1964 from his album Roger And Out. The light-hearted novelty song won a Grammy for Best Country & Western Song the same year. It also rocketed the the top spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and became a pop crossover. The humorous tune has been covered several times by big named artists like Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, and Johnny Rivers.

Though the song is supposed to be funny, it is, however, a very unfortunate tale of a man that just can't get his life in order and doesn't seem to know what his priorities are. For example, he'd rather spend his money in a bar than buy groceries or pay rent - oops! 

Miller performs his hit song with a smile plastered across his face the entire time. It's obvious he's enjoying his own performance, as he laughs and jokes around. At one point, he takes his scat singing way too far and stops abruptly.

"Oh, excuse me," he laughs. "I lapsed into a trance there for a second or so. That song just kind of does those things to me, you understand? It's a religious cult I belong to. There's a small group of us." Cue laughter from the audience. "We gather in the early weeks of July each year and we worship this old woman who lives in Utah. And she can tell time by beating a dead salmon against an old dark fence post," Miller says with a serious face before he charges back into the song. How funny is that?

Miller's performance is a must-see, full of hilarity and pure talent.

DANG ME LYRICS

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 the highest tree
Woman, would you weep for me?

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
Like fourteen dollars and twenty-seven cents

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

Roses are red and violets are purple
Sugar is sweet and so is maple surple
Well 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 the highest tree
Woman, would you weep for me?

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