Song of the Day: Roger Miller, “You Can’t Rollerskate In A Buffalo Herd”

Singer-songwriter Roger Miller was born on this day in 1936. He wrote and sang such country novelty songs as “Dang Me,” “Chug-A-Lug,” “King Of The Road,” “England Swings,” and “You Can’t Rollerskate In A Buffalo Herd,” which reached #17 on the Adult Contemporary chart, #35 on the Country chart, and #40 on the Hot 100 in 1966.

24 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Roger Miller, “You Can’t Rollerskate In A Buffalo Herd”

  1. I always liked Roger Miller…I would think of him every time I would go past King Of The Road…it was a hotel in Nashville named after his song…well I think he owned it.

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  2. Well, tgat was just silly but so much fun to listen to. I am back. I did listen and read everything from last week but was so exhausted, my body gave out and work was nuts. Guess what I got for Christmas? I got a 3 Stooges calendar! I like it!! Now, I will look at yesterday’s BOTB. I love your posts. Happy New Year!

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    1. I didn’t do a Battle this round. I’ll do one next round. Look for it on the 16th (I don’t like to start on Sunday).

      Is it like a desk calendar with a page a day, or a wall calendar with a page a month?

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  3. Thanks for the reminder of the talents of Roger Miller. I think he was, despite having his fair share of hits an underrated artist. Perhaps due to his penchant for the novelty songs.

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  4. Thanks John – I used to rave about his “King of the Road” song … funny remembrances from time long past. Love it for 2023 … cheers and Happy New Year – Hilary

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  5. When I was younger I used to think “King of the Road” was pretty hokey and I’d be glad when the song was over. In recent years I’ve come to realize what a great song it really is. There’s a lot of wit and wisdom in that catchy tune.

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