Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Monday, August 17, 2009

I Fell in Love With a Roller Derby Queen


Today I am returning to Musical Monday. My song today has a funny beginning. The teacher who teachs French, ESL, and English 10 at our school has joined a roller derby team. I remember watching Roller Derby when I was a child. My uncle Cecil, my dad's older brother, loved it. He actually took us to a roller derby once with my dad when I was a tweenager. I loved the sound of the wheels going round the wooden track. So...with that said...my Musical Memory today....and what moves me is a Jim Croce song called, "Roller Derby Queen." Every time I saw Sam today...the song was playing in my head....of course when I sang it for her...she did not know it...it was from another lifetime ago. Man did I just date myself. If you like Musical Monday then visit Jori and Diane at their blogs. They have a great time there....or visit Mimi and see what she chose for today. Happy Monday to all and to all a good night!

1 comment:

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I dont know if you have read my blog long enough to know but that is my dream...to join the derby team. Actually the Tragic City Rollers invited me to skate with them for a practise just so I can say I did it. I hope to do it sometime. And I know the very song you speak of...Jim Croce is one of my very fav's (I named my photog business after another song, play on words).

LOVE this song:

Gonna tell you a story that you wont believe
But I fell in love last friday evenin
With a girl I saw on a bar room t.v. screen

Well I was just gettin ready to get my hat
When she caught my eye and I put it back
And I ordered myself a couple o more shots and beers

The night that I fell in love with a roller derby queen
Round and round, oh round and round
The meanest hunk o woman
That anybody ever seen
Down in the arena

She was five foot six and two fifteen
A bleached-blonde mama
With a streak of mean
She knew how to knuckle
And she knew how to scuffle and fight

And the roller derby program said
That she was built like a fridgerator with a head
Her fans call her tuffy
But all her buddies called her spike

You know that I fell in love with a roller derby queen
Round and round, oh round and round
The meanest hunk o woman
That anybody ever seen
Down in the arena

Round and round, go round and round
Round and round, go round and round
Round and round

Well I could not help it
But to fall in love
With this heavy-duty woman
I been speakin of
Things looked kind of bad
Until the day she skated into my life

Well she might be nasty
She might be fat
But I never met a person
Who would tell her that
Shes my big blonde bomber
My heavy handed hackensack mama

You know that I fell in love with a roller derby queen
Round and round, oh round and round
The meanest hunk o woman
That anybody ever seen
Down in the arena

Round and round, go round and round
Round and round, go round and round
Round and round



Whats her name so when I go, I can ask her...