Roger Miller The day I jumped from uncle harvey's plane , The day I jumped from uncle harvey's plane Roger Miller

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Roger Miller - The day I jumped from uncle harvey's plane

Me n Oliver n Virgil was in the drugstore killing time
When my eyes fell upon this magazine
And I got to reading this article on sky-diving and parachuting
And it said jumping out of air-planes was the thing

Now being raised down on a farm and always ready for adventure
I knew that I could figure out a way
I said Well Delmer Gills got a parachute and Uncle Harveys got an air-plane
So I said Call the boys together, todays the day

Well I found out too late what Uncle Harvey called an air-plane
Was nothing but an engine and a wing
And I could feel my fear a-rising as Delmer packed the parachute
Cos he kept telling me I was doing the right thing

Ron McLoughlin shook my hand as JD strapped me in the harness
And Tildon brought a jug and passed it around
I took one look at that parachute and that whisky and that air-plane
And I turned that bottle up and drank it down

Well I was drunkern Cooter Jones when they poured me in the plane
The engine coughed and headed for the clouds
But I was sober as a judge by the time they opened up the door
And Ive never known my heart to beat so loud

I said, Harvey, I cant do it as he kicked me out the door
And I wrapped my hands around the landing gear
And I was holding on real good til Harvey stepped down on my fingers
And Virgil said he heard me scream from way down there

Well I thanked God and Delmer Gill when my parachute finally opened
I said Well, hell there aint no use in being afraid
And I went crashing through the hen house, scattering chickens and breaking eggs
And I kissed the ground and fainted dead away

Now friends Ive done some fighting, and Ive been shot at once or twice
And Ive durn near been run over by a train
But I dont think I remember being any more afraid
Than the day I jumped from Uncle Harveys plane

Roger Miller
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