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Stephin Merritt is reported as saying that, in his mind, Papa Was a Rodeo is sung by a man to a woman called Mike [source]. Hence the vocal from Shirley Simms at the end of the song — though the choice of name allows for some ambiguity up to this point.
Stephin Merritt is reported as saying that, in his mind, Papa Was a Rodeo is sung by a man to a woman called Mike [source]. Hence the vocal from Shirley Simms at the end of the song — though the choice of name allows for some ambiguity up to this point. Merritt also stated that this is his personal tribute to Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra. Mike is the name of the character Nancy Sinatra plays in the movie The Wild Angels.[1]

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