England Swings — Roger Miller

Photo by Sabrina Mazzeo on Unsplash

I remember being puzzled the first time I heard the line “England swings like a pendulum do”. As a kid, I was thrown into panic at the grammar, whilst at the same time thinking “that singer has an amazing voice”.

Back in 1970s Britain, when I was growing up, country music didn’t get a lot of airtime, and it was seen as distinctly uncool in the midst of all the glam rock, and later punk, acts around at the time.

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No Words, No Song

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Without words, it’s just a nice tune. Add words — now you’ve got a song. And songs can change your world. I write about some that changed mine.