Stephin Merritt is reported as saying that, in his mind, Papa Was a Rodeo is sung by a man to a woman called Mike. Hence the vocal from Shirley Simms at the end of the song — though the choice of name allows for some ambiguity up to this point. Merritt also stated that this is his personal tribute to Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra.
This album has worn a lot better than people gave it credit for upon initial release. I remember Dave Marsh of Rolling Stone and Robert Christgau absolutely savaging this record when it came out - underservedly, really. Yes, it was a last gasp - it came years after the group's official "breakup" and had the scent of a money grab at first.
Why don't you just get into my car And I'll take you away, I'll take that kiss now, but (Boy) Papa was a rodeo And now it's 55 years later We've had the romance of the century After all these years wrestling gators I still feel like crying when I think of what you said to me Papa was a rodeo.
Feb 19, · Papa was a rodeo - Mama was a rock'n'roll band I could play guitar and rope a steer before I learned to stand Home was anywhere with diesel gas - Love was a trucker's hand.
The Mamas and the Papas were the royal family of American rock-not because their music kept growing and progressing to plateau after plateau of greatness (it didn't), but because they were the first, with the Spoonful, of the big American groups, the first, that is, since the Beatles.
Album information. The album was released in and reached # on the Billboard album chart. The title track was the only single from the album to enter the US charts, reaching #77 (in a much shorter form) on the Billboard Hot The album is largely a collection of cover songs which include songs like "I Can See Clearly Now" (originally by Johnny Nash), "Brother Love's Traveling.
Mar 03, · 50+ videos Play all Mix - Magnetic Fields Papa was a Rodeo YouTube the Magnetic Fields- All my Little Words - Duration: sharpiefinepoiny 2,, views.
Jul 20, · Provided to YouTube by Merge Media Ltd Papa Was a Rodeo · The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs ℗ Merge Records Released on: Music Publisher: Gay and Loud (ASCAP) Composer: Stephin.
Papa was a rodeo - Mama was a rock'n'roll band I could play guitar and rope a steer before I learned to stand Home was anywhere with diesel gas - Love was a trucker's hand Never stuck around long enough for a one night stand Before you kiss me you should know Papa was a rodeo The light reflecting off the mirror ball looks like a thousand.
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