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Single by Roger Miller
from the album The Return of Roger Miller
Released 1965
Genre Country
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Roger Miller
Roger Miller singles chronology
"King of the Road"

"Do-Wacka-Do" is a song, released in 1965, by American country music artist Roger Miller. The expression "do-wacka-do" is a funny way of saying "do-like-I-do".

The song expresses envy in a humorous way. The lyrics are written like a letter to a friend or possibly a former friend ("I hear tell you're doing well, good things have come to you...") with whom the singer would like to trade places ("I wish I had your good luck charm, and you hadda do-wacka-do, wacka-do, wacka-do, wacka-do, wacka-do").


The song is featured in the fourth episode -season one of Raising Hope.

The song was used in a fight scene in Mother's Day (2010 film)

The song was used in "Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It" (2014)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1965) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 15
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 31
Canadian RPM Top Singles 38

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