The Joker Album

Artist(s): Steve Miller Band

Tracklist

Sugar Babe

length: 4:02
composer: Steve Miller
lyricist: Steve Miller

Way down in Alabama
There's a girl just a waitin' for me
She don't have to worry
She don't have to hurry
Lord, I keep her so happy

She's my sugar baby
Sugar, sugar baby
Sugar baby
Sugar, sugar baby

Lordy, Lordy pretty mama
Yes you're tough enough
Lordy, Lordy mama
Go on and strut your stuff

My sugar baby
Sugar, sugar baby
Sugar baby
Sugar baby

You know this love
Is gonna keep on gettin' stronger
You know my love
Is gonna last you longer

Sugar baby
Sugar, sugar baby
Sugar baby
Sugar, sugar baby

Sugar baby
Sugar, sugar baby
Sugar baby
Sugar, sugar baby

You know this love
Is gonna keep on gettin' stronger
You know my love
Is gonna last you longer

Sugar baby
Sugar, sugar baby
Sugar baby
Sugar baby

Mary Lou

length: 2:57
writer: Young Jessie, Sam Ling
I'm gonna tell you a story
'Bout ol' Mary Lou
I mean the kind of a girl
That make a fool of you
 
She make a young man old
And an old man pay
The way she took my money
Was a crying shame
 
Mary Lou, Mary Lou
She took my watch and chain
Mary Lou, Mary Lou
She took my diamond ring
She took the keys to my Cadillac car
Jumped in my Caddy and she drove afar
 
Put a detective
On her trail
The post office thought
They'd chase her by the mail
 
She got picked up
And then was put in jail
Stroked the judge
Just to go her bail
 
Mary Lou, Mary Lou
She took my watch and chain
Mary Lou, Mary Lou
She took my diamond ring
She took the keys to my Cadillac car
Jumped in my Caddy and she drove afar
 
She left Detroit
To go to Kalamazoo
Made her a fortune
Out of fools like you
 
Met her a rich man
Who was married and had some kids
Stroked that cat
Until he flipped his lid
 
Mary Lou, Mary Lou
She took my watch and chain
Mary Lou, Mary Lou
She took my diamond ring
She took the keys to my Cadillac car
Jumped in my Caddy and she drove afar
 
She came back into town
About a week ago
Told me she's sorry
She had hurt me so
 
I had a '65 Ford
And a two dollar bill
The way she took that
Lord, it gave me a thrill
 
Mary Lou
She took my watch and chain
Mary Lou, Mary Lou
She took my diamond ring
She took the keys to my Cadillac car
Jumped in my Caddy and she drove afar

Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma

length: 5:42
producer: Steve Miller
bass: Gerald Johnson
organ: Dick Thompson
guitar: Steve Miller
drums (drum set): John King
lead vocals: Steve Miller
composer: Steve Miller
lyricist: Steve Miller
Shu ba da du ma ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma
Yeeaahh

Come on baby
Let's slip away
You know I'm in a hurry
Want to leave right away

Don't make sense
If it ain't the real thing
'Cause nothing but the real thing
Makes my heart sing
Yeeaahh

Shu ba da du ma ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma

Shu ba da du ma ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma
Yeeaahh

Come on baby
Now don't be too slow
You know I'm in a hurry
I really do want to go

First you're up
And then you're down
Crazy living
In this old town

Shu ba da du ma ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma

Shu ba da du ma ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma
Yeeaahh

Come on baby
Let's slip away
You know I'm in a hurry
Want to leave right away

Don't make sense
If it ain't the real thing
'Cause nothing but the real thing
Makes my heart sing

Shu ba da du ma ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma

Shu ba da du ma ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma ma
Shu ba da du ma ma ma
Yeeaahh

Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ but Trash

length: 3:23
producer: Steve Miller
composer: Charles Calhoun
lyricist: Charles Calhoun
Your cash ain't nothing but trash (Take 1).
Here we go.
Yeah, you may have heart about the gangster of love and the space cowboy,
But I'm gonna whip a cat on you right now who's had more trouble, trials and tribulations.
One, two, three, hey
Yeah
It's alright
Look here

I was walking down the main track
One night
I met a fine chick
She was built just right

She stopped when I flashed my roll
I told her she could have all of my dough

She turned around and with a frown
She said this ain't no circus
And I don't need a clown

[Chorus]
Your cash ain't nothin' but trash [Repeat: x3]

And there ain't no need in your hangin' around

Just to make a hit with that chick
I tried to get a Cadillac right quick
The man at the place he looked so strange
I had 900 bucks and some change

We disagreed
I tried to plead
Well, he said I ain't a chicken
And I don't need your feed

[Chorus]

Well, baby you're crawling way past your speed

I was walkin' into town in my white bucks
A man with a gun, he said hands up
I tried to get away but too slow
He got me and took all of my dough

I heard him shout
As he cut out
Well you ain't lost nothin'
What you cryin' about

[Chorus]

And he took my watch and I passed out

I woke up in the arms of a big cop
Police station
Next stop
Judge swung his fist down
Plunk plunk

$20 fine cause you're drunk
Pick up the dough
And you can go
All I had was a buffalo

[Chorus]

But I'm sure gonna get me some more

The Joker

length: 4:26
producer: Steve Miller
bass: Gerald Johnson
acoustic guitar: Steve Miller
slide guitar: Steve Miller
drums (drum set): John King
lead vocals: Steve Miller
writer: Eddie Curtis, Steve Miller, Ahmet Ertegun
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

Lovin’ Cup

length: 2:12
producer: Steve Miller
composer: Steve Miller
lyricist: Steve Miller
My mama
She done told me
Soon you be a man
And when you find your own woman
You got to love her the best that you can

Well, if you give your love to somebody
Make sure they don't use you up
And if you get your love in return
Make sure you fill the lovin' cup

Oh, yeah
Uh-huh
La-de-ay

Well, I'm goin' to the country
Mama, don't you want to go
The sun's gonna shine in our back door
I know

Mama
She done told me
Lord, you gonna be a man
And when you find your own woman
Gotta hold to her the best that you can

I'm goin' to the country
Baby don't you want to go
The sun's gonna shine in our back door
And I know

To fill the lovin' cup
Fill the lovin' cup
Fill the lovin' cup
Oh, yeah yeah yeah

Come on in My Kitchen

length: 4:07
producer: Steve Miller
composer: Robert Johnson
lyricist: Robert Johnson
Ooh yeah, you better come on into my kitchen
Because it is going to be rainin', I know
You better come on into my kitchen
Because it is going to be rainin' outdoors

The woman I love stoled her from a friend
Fool got lucky stoled her back again
You better come on into my kitchen, yeah, yeah
Because it is going to be rainin' outdoors

Hey, hey I said baby, come on baby, come on
Well, come on mama, let's have some fun
You better come on baby, into my kitchen, yeah yeah
Because it is going to be raining outdoors

Hey, hey, oh mama yeah, ooh, yeah, come on baby
Want you to come on baby, into my kitchen, yeah
Alright hey, hey, yeah yeah
Woo, yeah, yeah

The woman I love, hey, stole her from a friend, Lord
The fool done got lucky stoled her back again, oh my
You better come on baby into my kitchen, yeah yeah
Because it is going to be raining outdoors

Hey, hey, hey mama yeah, ooh, yeah yeah, come on baby
Want you to come on baby into my kitchen, yeah yeah
Well, alright, hey hey, yeah yeah
Woo, yeah, yeah

Alright now, come on baby
I said it is all right, well, you know
I said it is going to be raining outdoors

Evil

length: 4:35
producer: Steve Miller
composer: Steve Miller, Steve Miller
lyricist: Steve Miller, Steve Miller
Recorded live at the Aquarius Theatre, Boston
You know
If somebody, somewhere done you wrong
Oh, don't worry about your revenge, no

I said if somebody, somewhere done you wrong
Oh, don't worry about your revenge, no no
'Cause that's when evil
Oh, evil slips on in

Hey, when I first met you baby
You were nothing but a child
When I first met you baby
I used to let you run wild

But somewhere, somehow
Lord, I don't know how
All your goodness
Slipped away

And that's when evil
Yeah
Evil let it stay
Evil let it stay, yeah

Evil's with me in the morning
Evil's with me and I can't get away, no
But there's gonna come a time
Oh, when somebody else is gonna pay
Gonna pay baby

Something to Believe In

length: 4:43
producer: Steve Miller
composer: Steve Miller
lyricist: Steve Miller
Ooooooooo
Ooooooooo
You give me something to come home to, baby
You give me something to believe in
I know in my heart
You have loved me from the start

Whoa, baby
I know that it's real
I can tell by the way that I feel

Oh
You give me something to believe in
Yes, and you give me something to go on living for
And I know in my heart
You have loved me
From the start

Whoa, baby
I know that it's real
I can tell by the way that I feel

Lie down, my love, lie down
I will sing you a lullaby
Lie down, my love, lie down
Rest easy and close your eyes
Like clear water in a mountain stream
I will come to you in your dreams
Like pictures reflected in a mountain lake
I will be with you when you wake

You give me something to hold on to
You give me something to believe in
And I know in my heart
You have loved me
From the start

Whoa, baby
I know that it's real
I can tell by the way that I feel
Oh, oh

Lie down, my love, lie down
I will sing you a lullaby
Lie down, my love, lie down
Rest easy and close your eyes
Like clear water in a mountain stream
I will comfort you in your dreams
Like pictures reflected in a mountain lake
I will be with you when you wake