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Song Parodies -> "Tribute to Roger Miller"

Original Song Title:

"River In The Rain"

Original Performer:

Roger Miller

Parody Song Title:

"Tribute to Roger Miller"

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The Lyrics

Roger Miller died in l992 from throat cancer at the young age of 56.He was born in Ft. Worth, Texas, but grew up in Oklahoma...He's always been an idol and hero of mine...With his offbeat down home humor, and great songwriting ability, I felt he was like the Marx brothers, Will Rogers, and Irving Berlin, all rolled into one....He penned a lot of great songs, dating back to the fifties....In the eighties, he composed the score for the Broadway show, "Big River"...It eventually won seven Tony awards, two of which, went to Roger.....But, I've always felt he never received enough credit for the musical, and comedy genious, that he was..
Roger, though you're gone
Your legend and legacy will still go on
Humor and heart where it belongs
Roger, you wrote and sang great songs..

Oklahoma Son,
Sparkling wit, with a talent that's next to none
"King of The Road"...songs that survive
You made the Sixties come alive..

Then, gave the world a show on Broadway,
Workin' with Mark Twain
But, you done it your way..when you wrote the score
Won two big awards for that "Big River"
As an entertainment giver..
Made us love you more, than we did the day before

Heaven called too soon,
You could have written us a lot more tunes
Lord only knows the reason why
Maybe there's CD's in the sky..

You had a great hit show on Broadway
Rewrite of Huck Finn,
And you done it your way, 'cause you wrote the score
Won Tony awards for that "Big River"
As an entertainment giver
And we loved you more than we did the day before..

Roger, though you're gone
Your musical legacy will still live on
That humor and heart where it belongs,
Roger, you wrote and sang great songs..
....Roger, you wrote and sang great songs..

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alvin rhodes - June 13, 2005 - Report this comment
nice tribute to a very talented man...5s

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