Steve Miller Band - The Joker



"The Joker" is a song by the Steve Miller Band from their 1973 album The Joker. Released as a single in October 1973, the song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 1974 and reached the top 20 in Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands.


More than 16 years later, in September 1990, "The Joker" reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks after being used in "Great Deal", a Hugh Johnson-directed television advertisement for Levi's, thus holding the record for the longest gap between transatlantic chart-toppers. This reissue of "The Joker" also topped the Irish Singles Chart, the New Zealand Singles Chart, the Dutch Nationale Top 100, and the Dutch Top 40.


English musician Fatboy Slim covered "The Joker" and released it as a single on February 28, 2005. This version reached number 32 on the UK Singles Chart and number 29 in Ireland.




Lyrics



Some people call me the space cowboy, yeah

Some call me the gangster of love

Some people call me Maurice

Cause I speak of the pompitous of love


People talk about me, baby

Say I'm doin' you wrong, doin' you wrong

Well, don't you worry baby

Don't worry

Cause I'm right here, right here, right here, right here at home


Cause I'm a picker

I'm a grinner

I'm a lover

And I'm a sinner

I play my music in the sun


I'm a joker

I'm a smoker

I'm a midnight toker

I sure don't want to hurt no one


I'm a picker

I'm a grinner

I'm a lover

And I'm a sinner

I play my music in the sun


I'm a joker

I'm a smoker

I'm a midnight toker

I get my lovin' on the run

Wooo Wooooo


You're the cutest thing

That I ever did see

I really love your peaches

Want to shake your tree

Lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey all the time

Ooo-eee baby, I'll sure show you a good time


Cause I'm a picker

I'm a grinner

I'm a lover

And I'm a sinner

I play my music in the sun


I'm a joker

I'm a smoker

I'm a midnight toker

I get my lovin' on the run


I'm a picker

I'm a grinner

I'm a lover

And I'm a sinner

I play my music in the sun


I'm a joker

I'm a smoker

I'm a midnight toker

I sure don't want to hurt no one


Wooo Woooo


People keep talking about me baby

They say I'm doin' you wrong

Well don't you worry, don't worry, no don't worry mama

Cause I'm right here at home


You're the cutest thing I ever did see

Really love your peaches want to shake your tree

Lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey all the time

Come on baby and I'll show you a good time