Gonna tell you a story that you won’t believe but I fell in love last Friday evenin’ with the girl I saw on a bar room TV 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 ‘n’ 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 were five foot six by two fifteen a bleached-blonde mama with a streak of mean she knew how to knuckle and she knew how to scuffle ‘n fight And the Roller Derby program said that she were built like a fridgerator with a head her fans call her ‘Tuffy’ but all her buddies called her ‘Spike’ 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, uh, huh Well, I could not help it but to fall in love with this heavy-duty woman I been speakin’ of things looked kind-a 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 could tell her that she’s my bleach blonde bomber my heavy handed hackensack mama 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, uh, huh ooph!

Jim Croce – Roller Derby Queen (Live) [reMaSter]
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83 thoughts on “Jim Croce – Roller Derby Queen (Live) [reMaSter]

  • August 8, 2009 at 7:51 am
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    wow hes got the longest fingers!

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  • August 14, 2009 at 5:15 pm
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    I sing this song all the time!

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  • September 17, 2009 at 1:29 am
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    I totally love this song! Back then, people just didn't talk about lovin' curvy big girls. Jim was far ahead of his time in many ways.

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  • September 21, 2009 at 3:01 pm
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    "Five foot-six, 215, a bleached blonde bomber
    with a streak of mean……….."
    Classic Croce, at his finest!!
    RIP Mr. Croce, Sept. 20/1973, 36 years
    ago, yesterday…………

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  • November 10, 2009 at 2:51 am
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    Classic Croce, at his finest!!
    RIP Mr. Croce, Sept. 20/1973,

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  • January 24, 2010 at 2:24 am
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    ohmygod, you have a chevy impala, im sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo jealous that is my favourite car ever!!!!

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  • September 3, 2010 at 4:13 am
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    Who's the fucking dirtbag who voted a thumbs down?

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  • October 4, 2010 at 2:53 pm
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    the real stuff!

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  • October 6, 2010 at 4:53 am
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    TIMELESS

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  • October 19, 2010 at 8:48 pm
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    Major props to you Max for uploading all these vids. TY!

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  • October 22, 2010 at 5:50 pm
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    my father created Roller Derby, I promoted it from 1958 to 1973. Joan Weston, our Queen, didn't like the song because she thought it was referencing her. It knocks me out and I play it all the time. Today Roller Derby is bigger than ever, with 650 amateur women's leagues worldwide, with some 30,000 competitors. Go to derby roster dot com and see them all.

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  • November 5, 2010 at 10:37 pm
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    I lived the area for about 10 yrs where Jim, Maury and the rest of the guys were killed in the plane crash. There use to be a marker in the area; in fact, a team of "ghost hunters" even went out there on the anniversary of their death…so goes the story, EVPs of music and voices of "help & distress" were picked up…that area is very quiet & the airport traffic is next to nothing. This place is in the middle of East Nowhere…it freaked me out when I saw the video of the campout.

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  • November 5, 2010 at 10:42 pm
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    @jrat92 I went to the area where the guys were killed in that horrible plane crash. In fact, I lived in the area for nearly 10 yrs. I watched a video of a few "ghost hunters" who got permission to camp out in the area and EVPs were taped of music and voices of "help, distress" were on the tape. I thought it was a joke or prank, but since there was no traffic (even air) around, it was puzzling. The airport use to have a marker to indicate where the plane went down, but its not there any longer.

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  • November 17, 2010 at 9:54 pm
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    We lost him too soon.

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  • November 29, 2010 at 11:27 pm
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    who is the other guy w/ Jim???

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  • November 30, 2010 at 12:25 am
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    @bodeandangles That's Maury Muehleisen, Jim's road "band" and the man who picked nearly all of the tasty acoustic lead licks on the ABC records. Unfortunately perished in the same crash as Jim.

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  • November 30, 2010 at 11:33 pm
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    CLASSIC! I Love this song… Tuffy… Spike. Love it!!

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  • September 25, 2011 at 4:00 am
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    Wow, the quality is amazing for the 70's. Great remaster!

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  • November 27, 2011 at 5:16 pm
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    She was built like a fridgerator with a head… LOL

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  • December 20, 2011 at 3:55 am
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    Jim is a awesome song writer and singer he rocks

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  • February 4, 2012 at 5:49 am
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    @lisaalishio I love this guy! He, James Taylor and Simon & Garfunkrl r u kidding me

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  • March 15, 2012 at 2:01 am
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    thank god for this bbc production; remastering sort of brings them back to life……

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  • March 27, 2012 at 5:05 pm
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    Check out Maury's & Jim's expressions as they sing. I feel the same way — just on the verge of uncontrollable laughter. Love this one! "She might be nasty. She might be fat. But I never met a person who would tell her that."

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  • July 28, 2012 at 6:51 am
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    both them boys died in that plane. rip!

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  • September 12, 2012 at 5:28 am
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    wow fascinating AngieBaaBaa I like ghost hunter shows you a fan of Jim Croce???…I am I had a feeling he had a lot more music to make but he died too soon …like I said I like ghost hunting it's fascinating

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  • September 12, 2012 at 5:29 am
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    yes it's a handlebar if you remember Rollie Fingers the baseball pitcher he has one also

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  • October 19, 2012 at 3:58 pm
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    lollollollollollol

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  • October 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm
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    "she might be nasty, she might be fat, but I never met a person who could tell her that"

    hells… yes. lol

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  • November 21, 2012 at 8:14 am
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    He's brown 🙂

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  • December 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm
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    I cried the day these two died…

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  • December 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm
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    yur comparing rap singer Eminem to Croce,, not even close my friend not even close

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  • December 23, 2012 at 8:58 pm
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    Didnt say I didnt care for the Genre of rap, I am talkin about the style you compared to Jim and Maury. .. not even close, , you cant compare Diamonds to Coal… My friend………….

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  • February 5, 2013 at 4:57 am
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    Maury;s guitar playing,,,what a natural!

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  • February 20, 2013 at 7:25 pm
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    this was my favorite song by croce. died way too young.

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  • April 27, 2013 at 9:46 pm
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    she caught my eye and I put it back. biggest hunk woman anybody ever seen.
    frigerator with a head ….called her spike
    Heavy Duty Woman skated into my life.. bleach blonde bomber

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  • May 5, 2013 at 1:31 am
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    Can someone PLEASE do a demo of how to play the electric guitar solo that is on the studio version? I want to learn to play it so bad, but I can't find tabs or a demo, anywhere. And I'm not good enough to figure it out on my own. Thank you!

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  • May 8, 2013 at 6:50 pm
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    no need for a back up band just sing the song those were the days love all his songs

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  • September 18, 2013 at 4:06 am
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    He did have long fingers, but also those Ovation necks have a smaller width than a typical acoustic guitar – more like an electric.

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  • November 7, 2013 at 2:01 am
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    Im 14 and this is one of my favorite songs!

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  • November 24, 2013 at 2:14 pm
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    What a great beat to this! Croce was such a talent!

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  • January 21, 2014 at 1:43 am
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    Thanks for playing this Anonymous Public radio station.

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  • February 10, 2014 at 4:44 am
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    jim and maury the best ever

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  • June 14, 2014 at 2:56 am
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    I grew up in the late 70's, but only recently read the details of the plane crash that robbed the world of these two phenomenal music geniuses, Jim Croce and Maury Muehleisen.  It was simple, stupid pilot error, nothing more.  The jackass attempted to take off, at night, and in the DOWNWIND direction.  It goes without saying that the aircraft was slow to gain altitude, and as a result it clipped the top of a pecan tree off the end of the runway – the only tree for hundreds of yards – and crashed.  How the airport controller allowed him to take off in the downwind direction, I cannot imagine.  How a lone tree near the runway was left to stand, I cannot imagine.  The tragedy of their deaths is made all the worse by the fact that it was so easily avoidable.  It's very reminiscent of the helicopter crash that took the life of another music genius, Stevie Ray Vaughan, in which the pilot somehow failed to avoid flying into a tiny little ski hill just moments after takeoff.  Hard to believe.

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  • July 22, 2014 at 10:18 pm
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    Always and forever will love Jim Croce his music his sound – no one but no one can ever come even close to his particular sound…..

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  • August 21, 2014 at 3:10 am
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    Love this man… died way too young.

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  • September 17, 2014 at 11:31 am
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    One of the best ballad singers of my lifetime a real favorite anyway it seems that a lot of great singers died way to soon

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  • October 4, 2014 at 2:41 am
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    THE DUO CROCE/MUEHLEISEN

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  • May 2, 2015 at 5:18 am
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    Well, she might be nasty, she might be fat, but I never met a person who could tell her that.

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  • September 11, 2015 at 11:40 am
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    She might be nasty, and she might be fat, but I never met a person that could tell her that…

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  • September 11, 2015 at 11:41 am
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    One of my old faves of Jim's….September 20th, 1973 we lost Jim and Maury

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  • November 22, 2015 at 11:26 am
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    one of my favorite songwriters ever lost him and Maury way to soon

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  • January 17, 2016 at 1:43 pm
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    Jim was the voice of the working man. That voice was silenced when he died in that plane.

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  • January 20, 2016 at 6:09 pm
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    'I fell in love with a whore from Dairy Queen …'

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  • February 9, 2016 at 7:45 am
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    I am the Jim Croce fan I have punched more than one fuckhead for talking shit bout my brother Jim love him with all my hart,I have 2kids u can talk shit bout them 2little shits before Jim I will fucking swing,you will have a fight on your hands if you talk shit bout Jim to my face, not gonna happen without a fight

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  • February 9, 2016 at 7:51 am
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    I love Jim

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  • February 9, 2016 at 7:53 am
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    no one love's Jim as much as me and I can prove it

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  • February 9, 2016 at 7:54 am
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    I will fight to prove it

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  • June 2, 2016 at 4:41 pm
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    🙂

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  • June 11, 2016 at 3:06 am
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    "Built like a 'fridgerator with a head"

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  • June 27, 2016 at 5:33 am
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    She's my bleached blonde bomber, my heavy-handed Hackensack mama.

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  • July 20, 2016 at 3:00 am
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    Great variety of videos. 🙂

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  • July 23, 2016 at 6:43 am
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    TY for posting great song.!!!!

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  • November 5, 2016 at 7:09 am
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    "heavy-handed Hackensack mama" – by itself, that's good enough to build a song around

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  • July 27, 2017 at 4:21 am
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    He certainly had some lyrics: "She was 5-foot-6, 215, a bleached-blond bomber with a streak a-mean…"

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  • October 31, 2017 at 2:55 pm
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    I remember the exact moment I heard about Jim Croce's fatal plane crash. I was in high school, had just opened my locker that morning and my buddy came up to me and told me. No one could believe it. Sure was quiet that day.
    Jim and his amazing, unique talent have been missed ever since.

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  • December 29, 2017 at 6:13 pm
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    ive never been able to play lead worth a shit while singin. and on an acoustic…nope. smh…. the boys were all business. amazing.

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  • January 11, 2018 at 7:24 pm
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    Agrowe

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  • February 14, 2018 at 6:50 pm
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    I never realized how much of the guitar work was done by Maury. I don't think he ever got enough recognition .

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  • February 25, 2018 at 9:26 pm
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    At 1:40 Jim is sure as hell not smiling at his own strumming. He's enjoying Maury's riffs just the same as everyone else is!

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  • May 8, 2018 at 3:40 am
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    written about a women he met in a bar once

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  • August 22, 2018 at 4:13 pm
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    One of Jersey's best. He sure is missed.

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  • September 26, 2018 at 8:53 am
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    I got this exact feeling of love Jim is singing about when I fell in love with a female blond Clown at the Barnum & Bailey Circus one night in Carbondale, Illinois back in the 1990's… I can't forget her!

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  • October 13, 2018 at 12:36 pm
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    looked like a refrigerator with a head

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  • October 18, 2018 at 7:48 am
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    been 45 years now, but still a smile on my face or tears in my eyes, the lyrics are still coming up when I think of this great story-singing man.

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  • November 4, 2018 at 1:03 am
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    Maury was an amazing guitar player paired up with Croce was a force.

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  • November 14, 2018 at 5:56 pm
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    He looks a little like Russel Wilson!

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  • November 21, 2018 at 7:24 am
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    Sure wish  these 2 were still here, best ever.Jim and Maury were SO good together. All genres would be better off.

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  • January 7, 2019 at 12:06 am
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    What happened to the funny intro, where Jim talks about the origins of the song? Really funny stuff!

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  • January 13, 2019 at 11:01 am
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    It is a glaring comment on the legitimacy of the rock n roll hall of fame that a writer of this calibre is not in there while other artists far less representative of the genre are.

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  • February 24, 2019 at 10:26 pm
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    She was built like a frigerator with a head, always cracks me up.

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  • March 19, 2019 at 11:38 pm
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    true ledgend

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  • March 21, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    I knew a skater for the LA T-Birds back in the day – she was a a beach chick who lived in El Porto – great body, she was the one her teamates would whip around to score, didn't quite fit Jim's description XD

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:18 am
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    Besides the wonderful voice, Jim Croce had such an infectious smile. You can just see the mischief behind his grin. He and Maury Muehleisen were both very talented men and made such a great team. The world lost a lot when their plane went down.

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