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  • What on EARTH does this lyric mean??

    Below is the lyric to the 1965 hit "Do Wacka Do" written and sung by Roger Miller. What on earth could this lyric mean? More to the point: Who exactly is the "sing-ee" of this lyric?

    DO WACKA DO

    I hear tell you
    Every paint-stroke takes you farther and farther away from your initial concept. And you have to be thankful for that. Wayne Thiebaud


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  • #2
    I'll take a wild guess. The "singee" is Elvis, and the Do-Wacka-Do is his hair style.

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    • #3
      do wacka do = do like I do

      I wish we could swap places. I wish I had your life and you had to do like I do.
      __________
      Ain't no sacrilege to call Elvis king
      Dad is great and all but he never could sing -
      Jesus

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      • #4
        Roger Miller RuLeD
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        • #5
          Word. Roger was the shiznit. The King of the Bling and that funny lyric thing.
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          • #6
            I think the first album I owned was Roger Miller "Golden Hits". He was one of kind.

            "Dang Me". "You Can't Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd". Priceless.

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            • #7
              Ooda lolly ooda lolly golly what a day...

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              • #8
                Some days you're the dog,
                Some days you're the hydrant.


                This says it all.

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                • #9
                  Roger Miller RuLeD



                  I second that emotion
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                  • #10
                    "Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet." - Roger Miller

                    I always thought that "do-wacka-do" was just another of those oh, so clever ways around the old censorship laws...Example: Bing Crosby saying "ever-lovin" instead of "mother-f**in'."

                    So, while Roger wishes he had your happiness, he's also wishing you had *#@, *&^-ing @#*%*!!
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                    • #11
                      "Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet." - Roger Miller

                      I always thought that "do-wacka-do" was just another of those oh, so clever ways around the old censorship laws...Example: Bing Crosby saying "ever-lovin" instead of "mother-f**in'."

                      So, while Roger wishes he had your happiness, he's also wishing you had *#@, *&^-ing @#*%*!!


                      Agreed... there's undoubtedly something much more...uh....piquant going on here methinks....

                      I also figured the singee was Elvis...the Cadillac is the give-away.

                      P.S. Remember WEST SIDE STORY's "On the whole....buggin'.....mother....lovin'....streeeet!"

                      I'm also reminded of that WWI novelty song: "Back In Nagasaki Where The Men All Chew Tobacky (and The Women Wikki-wacki-woo)"

                      P.P.S. From all we know now about Der Bingle, you can BET that in his REAL life, he went ahead and said "motherf$%^in'"
                      Every paint-stroke takes you farther and farther away from your initial concept. And you have to be thankful for that. Wayne Thiebaud


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                      • #12
                        I`m confused...lyrics like that give me a headache.

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                        • #13
                          I wish I had your happiness
                          And you had to do like I do (a do wacka do)


                          You guys don't see that?
                          __________
                          Ain't no sacrilege to call Elvis king
                          Dad is great and all but he never could sing -
                          Jesus

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                          • #14
                            Can I be blunt? I thought the song was saying, "You're so slick and attractive that if you had a pussy, I'd **************** you."



                            Granted, that would've been fairly outr
                            Every paint-stroke takes you farther and farther away from your initial concept. And you have to be thankful for that. Wayne Thiebaud


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                            • #15
                              It sounds like the song is due for a Ras update. Do-Wacka-do '08!
                              __________
                              Ain't no sacrilege to call Elvis king
                              Dad is great and all but he never could sing -
                              Jesus

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