Who Sang Oklahoma Backroom Dancer? The Monkees

The Monkees The Monkees Present cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1969-10-11
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Pop Rock
length: 2:36
producer: Michael Nesmith
piano: Michel Rubini
vocal: Michael Nesmith
arranger: Michael Nesmith
electric bass guitar: Max Bennett
guitar: Louie Shelton and Mike Deasy
drums (drum set): Eddie Hoh
writer: Michael Martin Murphey
(Michael Nesmith)
She's always appearing with a band of renown
You want to go and see her when you're feeling down
She's a breathtaking spectacle, with guaranteed hope
She'll make you feel good, 'cause she's the best thing since soap
She'll greet you in the alley with a .45 smile [or fortified smile]
She's the original sideshow and she's got her own style.

Pardon my baby, she got to have her fun
Yes, I say, pardon my baby, she got to have her fun
'Cause she's a Oklahoma backroom dancer, watch her run.

Now, she dances on air just like Superman's child
Like a filter-tip cig-rette, she's wild but she's mild
She's more fun than Colorado, and more far-out than Maine
She comes on like thunder and she's more right than rain
She's the mother of earth, and the goddess of thirst
She's the chicken and the egg and whichever came first.

Pardon my baby, she got to have her chance
Oh, I say pardon my baby, she got to have her chance.
'Cause she's a Oklahoma backroom dancer, watch her dance.

Yeah, I say pardon my baby, she got to have her fun
Yeah, I say pardon my baby, she got to have her fun
Yes, she's a Oklahoma backroom dancer, watch her run.

Woooo! My, My!

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Little Girl
  • 2 Good Clean Fun
  • 3 If I Knew
  • 4 Bye Bye Baby Bye Bye
  • 5 Never Tell a Woman Yes
  • 6 Looking for the Good Times
  • 7 Ladies Aid Society
  • 8 Listen to the Band
  • 9 French Song
  • 10 Mommy and Daddy
  • 11 Oklahoma Backroom Dancer
  • 12 Pillow Time