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The Joker
Steve Miller Band Lyrics


Some people call me the space cowboy, yeah
Some call me the gangster of love
Some people call me Maurice
'Cause I speak of the pompatus of love a

People talk about me baby
Say I'm doin' you wrong, doin' you wrong
Well, don't you worry, baby, don't worry
'Cause I'm right here, right here, right here, right here at home

'Cause I'm a picker
I'm a grinner
I'm a lover
And I'm a sinner
I play my music in the sun
I'm a joker
I'm a smoker
I'm a midnight toker
I get my lovin' on the run
Ooh, whoo, ooh, whoo

You're the cutest thing that I ever did see
I really love your peaches
Wanna shake your tree
Lovey dovey, lovey dovey, lovey dovey all the time
Ooh wee baby, I'll sure show you a good time

'Cause I'm a picker
I'm a grinner
I'm a lover
And I'm a sinner
I play my music in the sun
I'm a joker
I'm a smoker
I'm a midnight toker
I sure don't want to hurt no one

Ooh, whoo, ooh, whoo

People keep talkin' about me baby
Say I'm doin' you wrong
Well don't you worry, don't worry, no don't worry mama
'Cause I'm right here at home
You're the cutest thing I ever did see
I really love your peaches
Wanna shake your tree
Lovey dovey, lovey dovey, lovey dovey all the time
Come on baby now, I'll show you a good time

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: Ahmet Ertegun, Eddie Curtis, Steve Miller

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

red forman

Actually.. people really did call him those names.

Many years prior to this song, in the first album, he has a song called Gangster of Love.
In another album after that theres a song called Enter Maurice, where he first used the line "speak to you in the pompitus of love"
Then in the next album he has a song called Space Cowboy....
and THEN came The Joker.
I feel like this song is all one big inside joke for the band (hence the name joker).

Also, the lines

"Youre the cutest thing i ever did see,
I really love your peaches wanna shake your tree,
Lovey dovey lovey dovey all the time"

Came directly from the 1950s song titled Lovey Dovey by The Clovers, which, later on Steve Miller did get sued for 😂

And thats all for todays lecture, stay tuned for next time folks!



All comments from YouTube:

keiJ

I’m a midnight thinker
I’m a smoker
Joker da..

P I L G R I M

@Richard Ramirez what ya mean? 😂

Richard Ramirez

@P I L G R I M fdhs
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P I L G R I M

@Richard Ramirez, like there's this joker who's running innocently thru a field thinking nothing of it, but then there's this thief in the night coming to get her. Yeah, the joker is a girl by the way, and the thief coming to get her in the night, that's the holy ghost man, and the joker chick is the bride of Christ. You're like the joker and the thief all rolled into one and your mom is probably like a lying bitch or something, so it goes... 🚬

Richard Ramirez

@P I L G R I M what does mean?

P I L G R I M

J O K A D A !

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Future Spacehopper

This whole song is just a guy named Maurice trying to con people in calling him cooler names.

Richard Ramirez

In his defense , he doesn't denie what he sang. And to his girlfriend? Love you peaches !

Andrea Riccio

😂😂😂😂

Patrick Leyerle

Space cowboy is an old term for pothead.

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