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Lyr Req: Deck of Cards (from Bill Anderson)

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Padlock 04 Mar 97 - 09:18 PM
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ah827@rgfn,epcc.edu (Gene Graham) 04 Mar 97 - 10:38 PM
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Subject: Deck of cards
From: Padlock
Date: 04 Mar 97 - 09:18 PM

Does anyone know the words to "Deck of Cards" recorded by Bill Anderson. I think it was done before that by Rex Allen.


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Subject: RE: Deck of cards
From: dwckabal
Date: 04 Mar 97 - 09:40 PM

the original recording was an album by tex ritter. Dont know all the words. Hope someone can help you.


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Subject: RE: Deck of cards
From: ah827@rgfn,epcc.edu (Gene Graham)
Date: 04 Mar 97 - 10:38 PM

go to: http://www.roughstock.com/cowpie and look under TYLER.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DECK OF CARDS (from T. Texas Tyler)
From: ah827@rgfn.epcc.edu (Gene Graham)
Date: 05 Mar 97 - 03:18 AM

DECK OF CARDS - Recorded by T. Texas Tyler

NARRATIVE:

...During the North African campaign, a bunch of soldier boys had been on a long hike and they arrived in a little town called Cascina. The next morning being Sunday, several of the boys went to Church. A sergeant commanded the boys in Church and after the Chaplain had read the prayer, the text was taken up next.

..Those of the boys who had a prayer book took them out, but this one boy had only a deck of cards, and so he spread them out. The Sergeant saw the cards and said, "Soldier put away those cards." After the services was over, the soldier was taken prisoner and brought before the Provost Marshall.

...The Marshall said, "Sergeant, why have you brought the man here?" "For playing cards in church, Sir." "And what have you got to say for yourself, son?" "Much, Sir." Replied the soldier. The Marshall said, "I hope so, for if not I shall punish you more than any man was ever punished."

...The soldier said, "Sir, I've been on the march for about six days, I had neither Bible nor prayer book, but I hope to satisfy you, Sir, with the purity of my intentions." With that, the boy started his story:

...You see Sir, when I look at the "ACE", it reminds me that there is but one God;

...And the "DEUCE" reminds me that the Bible is divided into two parts; The Old and the New Testaments;

...And when I see the "TREY", I think of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost;

...And when I see the "FOUR", I think of the four Evangelists who preached the Gospel. There was Matthew, Mark, Luke and John;

...And when I see the "FIVE", it reminds me of the five wise virgins who trimmed their lamps. There were ten of them, five were wise and were saved. Five were foolish and were shut out;

...And when I see the "SIX", it reminds me that in six days, God made this great heaven and earth;

...When I see the "SEVEN", it reminds me that on the seventh day, God rested from His great work;

...And when I see the "EIGHT", I think of the eight righteous persons God saved when He destroyed this earth. There was Noah, his wife, their three sons and their wives;

...And when I see the "NINE", I think of the lepers our Saviour cleansed. And nine out of the ten didn't even thank Him.

...When I see the "TEN", I think of the Ten Commandments God handed down to Moses on a table of stone;

...When I see the "KING", it reminds me that there is but one King of Heaven, God Almighty;

...And when I see the "QUEEN", I think of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is Queen of Heaven;

...And the "JACK" or "KNAVE" is the Devil;

...When I count the number of spots on a deck of cards, I find 365, the number of days in a year;

...There;s 52 cards, the number of weeks in a year;

...There's 4 suits, the number of weeks in a month;

...There's 12 picture cards, the number of months in a year;

...There's 13 tricks, the number of weeks in a quarter;

...So you see, Sir, my pack of cards serves me as a Bible, Almanac and Prayer Book.

"And friends, this is a true story, because I was that soldier."


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Subject: RE: Deck of cards
From: wfoster@unanov.una.edu [Bill Foster]
Date: 05 Mar 97 - 10:35 AM

"Deck of Cards is apparently an extremely old performance piece. I have seen a newspaper clipping of the lyrics pasted in an old (late nineteenth-century) "ballet book" from the Southern Appalachians. The prologue assigning the episode to WWII and the final line making the narrative autobiographical were added or modified by Tyler, but the rest of the text is pretty much as I remember it from the clipping and from the old versions I used to hear on the radio. The version I have dates from the 1870's, and the story is told by a soldier "who was taken before the magistrate in Glasgow;" so that I assume the clipping to have a Scottish locale.


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Subject: RE: Deck of cards
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 05 Mar 97 - 06:15 PM

Many thanx for the lyric, and for the notes.


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Subject: RE: Deck of cards
From: trailbuster@juno.com
Date: 24 May 98 - 05:02 PM

All, Thank You for all the insight.


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Subject: RE: Deck of cards
From: johnhill
Date: 26 May 98 - 04:26 PM

The hit version of 1959 was by Wink Martindale

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Deck of cards
From: Nubbins
Date: 14 Sep 98 - 01:10 PM

Hey i thank you who ever put these lyrics on here i want the song but i can not find the song any where can someone help me. thanks nubbins


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Subject: RE: Deck of cards
From: nubbins
Date: 16 Sep 98 - 04:30 PM


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Subject: RE: Deck of cards
From: nubbins
Date: 16 Sep 98 - 04:31 PM

hey nobody has answered i will be counting the days until someone answers i would like to know where to find the music in the dallas ft worth area ok

nubbins


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Subject: RE: Deck of cards
From: Gene
Date: 16 Sep 98 - 07:10 PM

YOU CAN FIND TEX RITTER'S GREATEST HITS CD
Which has Deck Of Cards on it at: CDUNIVERSE
* CLICK HERE *


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Subject: RE: Deck of cards
From: Art Thieme
Date: 09 Oct 98 - 11:11 PM

An idea for anyone with an "OLD MAID" card game deck.

Write a version of this song using the "OLD MAID" cards!!


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Subject: RE: Deck of cards
From: dinarae@btigate.com
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 11:32 AM

My husband and I have been trying to locate this song for some time. Every store we tried never heard of it. At least now we know we we weren't imagining it. Thanks so much!

cowlovers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Deck of Cards (from Bill Anderson)
From: Deckman
Date: 24 Feb 11 - 07:30 AM

Back about 1980, I ran into a fellow who learned this when he was an American soldier in Korea. I imagine they are many different patters for this recitation. His was called "Old Joe." I wish I had the words. bob(deckman)nelson


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Deck of Cards (from Bill Anderson)
From: Gene
Date: 24 Feb 11 - 12:22 PM

Bill Anderson did update the song to the Desert Storm era...

But the Deck of cards story line narration is essentially the same.

G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Deck of Cards (from Bill Anderson)
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 24 Feb 11 - 01:18 PM

Back in the 60s, there was a parody of this song done on the David Frost Show. In that version, a soldier is caught playing cricket in church and talks his way out of trouble by saying things like, "When I see the ball spinning, I think of God's own world spinning in the firmament". Quite clever, really.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Deck of Cards (from Bill Anderson)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 01:58 PM

i need words of In this day and time...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Deck of Cards (from Bill Anderson)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 08:47 PM

I must have missed this thread. Sigmund Spaeth collected and published a version of this song "Deck of Cards" in More Read Them & Weep. I'll post the words this weekend. That was one song I found interesting:

What was in that deck of cards?
It was an Ace!

It may not be the same song but it is interesting.

Charley Noble


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