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.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store