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dave de boer
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Here’s a song I recently discovered from Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans. The song describes addiction to card games, which is very much like the addiction to board games.

Some notes:

1. Mr Lund observes the following: ‘some songs have to be written to justify all the field research.”

2. I’m encouraged that artists are starting to write songs about important things besides love, relationship, etc blah blah blah.

3. I had no idea that there were so many card games.

4. Most of us have done enough field research on board games to write several albums of songs. We need to make a rewrite of this as a theme song for BGG and addicted gamers. My suggestion is below.

Without any further ado, introducing Mr Corb Lund, the Hurtin’ Albertans and their song, All I Wanna Do is Play Cards.

Well I guess I really oughta be makin’ up songs but
All I wanna do is play cards
I know its dumb and sick and wrong and
All I wanna do is play cards
Got the studio booked in Tenessee
And my record producer’s callin’ me
The tape will roll in just three weeks and
All I wanna do is play cards


They wanna book the band for a rodeo dance and
All I wanna do is play cards
The contract claims they got five grand and
All I wanna do is play cards
My agent says we oughta take the show
But tell you the truth I don’t wanna go
Cuz there’s this real good game of split high low and
All I wanna do is play cards


Chorus

Crib and guts and stook and gin and stud and cowboy pitch
Blackjack, eight or better, draw and hold ‘em, chase the bitch
Acey deucy, never loosey, hearts and black mariah
Smear and low chicago, man, the stakes keep gettin’ higher


Tattooed young dark haired girls call me and
All I wanna do is play cards
I could skate for free in the hockey league and
All I wanna do is play cards
There’s famous people’d like to write with me
And the beer at the Black Dog’s usually free
The whole world’s an oyster to me and
All I wanna do is play cards


We’re on the radio in El Paso and
All I wanna do is play cards
Finally got a little bit of press in T.O. and
All I wanna do is play cards
They’re buying the records out in Amsterdam
There’s rock tours booked in far off lands
But I’m feelin’ kind of gambley and
All I wanna do is play cards


I don’t see much of my friends these days cuz
All I wanna do is play cards
Except Whitey and Gravy, they like a game and
All I wanna do is play cards
My neighbour Brent says I got a problem
But he don’t know cuz nobody taught him
To bet the best when you know you got ‘em and
All I wanna do is play cards


Fade away:

Crib and guts and stook and gin and stud and cowboy pitch
Blackjack, eight or better, draw and hold ‘em, chase the bitch
Acey deucy, never loosey, hearts and black mariah
Smear and low chicago, man, the stakes keep gettin’ higher

Contract bridge and spades and whist and kings and little ones
Canasta, hearts and spite and malice, kings make little ones
Whores and fours and one-eyed bores, house rules that ain’t acknowledged
And them games you learned at vet school and at agricultural college

Chinese rummy, Greek manila, Omaha and Dutch chase
Start ‘em when they’re young with fish and war and crazy eights
Twenty one and thirty one and seven twenty seven
Well if I don’t play for money, hon, will I still get to heaven


Three card brag and three card monte, razz and deuce to seven
Melding sets and red dog bets and counting cards with Kevin
Between the sheets and screw your neighbour, let it ride, strip poker
Old men on the corner playing pinochle and euchre


For addicted board gamers...

The grass needs cuttin’, the yards a mess but
All I wanna do is play games
The kids are cryin’, the wife is stressed but
All I wanna do is play games
I have a family that needs to be run
There’s bills to pay and chores to be done
But moving meeples is so much fun and
All I wanna do is play games


Its 2 a.m., its gettin’ late and
All I wanna do is play games
I guess my sleep will have to wait cuz
All I wanna do is play games
I know you think I’m acting weird
I see that dawn is gettin’ near but
There’s still lots of pretzels and lots of beer and
All I wanna do is play games


Chorus

Age of Steam, Puerto Rico, Pandemic, Through the Ages
It doesn’t matter if the rule book has a tonne of pages
Ticket to Ride, Battleline and PitchCar on my shelf
Colloseum and Eurorails, I just can’t help myself

Every closet in the house is full cuz
All I wanna do is play games
I spent my last dime to get Imperial cuz
All I wanna do is play games
How many games does one guy need
I just can’t help my board game greed
“Just one more game,” you’ll hear me plead cuz
All I wanna do is play games


Etc... Feel free to add more verses.
 
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Hilarious song! If anyone is wondering what it sounds like, you can listen to it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjGUFoiUp5g

 
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John Holder
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He must have left out Magic: the Gathering and Race for the Galaxy because they aren't very euphonious....
 
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