Old Black Roller

Story Behind The Song

It's 1935 and an Oklahoma farmer is looking across the plains at an oncoming dust storm, bringing ever more hardship, death and destruction. Set in the time of the dust bowl of the 1930s.

Song Length 3:09 Genre Country - Americana, Folk - Americana
Tempo Multiple Tempos Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Troubled Subject Disasters, Fear
Language English Era 1930 - 1939

Lyrics

Old Black Roller
taller than the sky
Old Black Roller
he's angrier this time

Old Black Roller
chasing out our plows
Raining down pneumonia
killing all our cows

Old Black Roller
why'd you come today?
Half of Oklahoma
is blowing dead away

Lyrics Grant Maloy Smith Music Grant Maloy Smith
Producer Grant Maloy Smith and Jeff Silverman Publisher Suburban Cowboy LLC
Performance Grant Maloy Smith, Rob Ickes, Matt Burgess, Tim Lorsch Label Suburban Cowboy LLC

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