#SLS for 10/13/19 ~ “Roll Um Easy”

Jim gives us the prompt of Drifter/Loner/Transient/Vagabond.  I had the Metallica song “Wherever I May Roam” in mind but went another direction after listening to a plethora of songs about loneliness.  Who would’ve thought such a sad topic would create such beautiful songs.   To the point where I had the most difficult time choosing.

Instead of feeling angst, I felt love and perseverance.   If you really listen to the lyrics for most of these “sad sack” songs, you’ll see more triumph over tragedy.  And we did just have World Mental Health day on 10/10/19 which makes today’s theme very fitting.  Plus we have a new smoking hot music badge to boot.

Without further ado, here is “Roll Um Easy” Writer(s): LOWELL T GEORGE, performed by Little Feat and a cover by Brothers of a Feather aka Chris and Rich Robinson of the Black Crows.

Oh I am just a vagabond
A drifter on the run
And eloquent profanity
It rolls right off my tongue
And I have dined in palaces
Drunk wine with Kings and Queens
But darlin’, oh darlin’
You’re the best thing I’ve ever seen
Won’t you roll me easy
Oh slow and easy
Take my independence
With no apprehension,no tension
You walkin’ talkin’ dream paradise
Sweet pair a’ dice
Well I been across this country
From Denver to the ocean
And I never met girls who could sing so sweet
Like the angels that live in Houston
Singin’ “Roll me easy, so slow and easy…
Play that Concertina, I’ll be your temptress…”
And baby I’m defenseless
Singin’ harmony
In unison
Sweet harmony
Gotta hoist the flag and I’ll beat your drum

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18 thoughts on “#SLS for 10/13/19 ~ “Roll Um Easy”

  1. Good song, both of them. I’ve heard a few Black Crows songs, and heard of Little Feat before. I like the toned down sound of this song, and the guitar sounds on the 2nd one a lot. But of course you know I’d still prefer Metallica! haha!

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    1. I have heard of Little Feat but do not know them well either. This pick was a random chance after deciding Metallica’s 6 plus minute “Wherever I May Roam” was not a good one for this crowd 🙂

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  2. Lovely song Jill having a vagabond and a drifter in the lyrics. I have heard of Little Feat, but the only song I remember them doing was Don’t Bogart That Joint and Brothers of a Feather are new to me, but they clearly have a lot of talent.

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