The Deck of Cards-Tex Ritter

 
The Deck of Cards-Tex Ritter
placed 15 out of 84 scored 58 http://blingee.com/challenge/view/1331-Album-Cover-Art "The Deck of Cards" is a recitative that was popularized in both the country and popular music fields, first during the late 1940s. This religious, touching tale of a young American soldier arrested and charged with playing cards during a church service first became a hit in the U.S. in 1948 by country musician T. Texas Tyler. Though Tyler wrote the spoken-word piece, the earliest known reference is to be found in an account/common-place book belonging to Mary Bacon, a farmer's wife, dated 20 April 1762. >>>>> the song as followed>>>>>>During the North African Campagne, a bunch of soldier boys had been on a long hike, and they arrived in a little town callled Casino. The next morning, being Sunday,several of the boys went to church. A Sargent 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 books took them out, but, this one boyhad only a deck of cards, and so he spread them out. The Sargent saw the cards and said, "Soldier, put away those cards". After the services were over, the soldier was taken prisoner, and brought before the Provost Marshall. The marshall said " Sergeant, why have you brought this man here?" "For playing cards in church Sir." "And what have you 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 have been on the march for about six days, I have neither Bible nor prayerbook, but I hope to satisfy you, Sir, with the purity of my intentions." And 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 testament. When I see the trey, I think of the Father, 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. 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 rightous 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 of Knaves is the Devil. When I count the number of spots in a deck of cards, I find 365, the number of days in a year. There are 52 cards, the number of weeks in a year. There are four suits, the number of weeks in a month. There are twelve picture cards, the number of months in a year. There are thirteen tricks, the number of weeks in a quarter. So, you see Sir, my pack of cards serves me as a Bible, an Almanac, and a prayerbook. And Friends, the story is true, I know, I was that soldier. >>>>>>>> 16 Jan 2011
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Fairyirish04

Fairyirish04 says:

3319 days ago
I never knew this, how interesting.  I love when people put the history of what they make under the blingee, this was very interesting.  Do you remember John Ritter, used to be on 'Three's Company', died only a year or so ago, he was Tex Ritter's son.  You probably knew that though, hehehe.  :) 5*****
SCOTLAND-LOVE

SCOTLAND-LOVE says:

3321 days ago
!*FANTASTIC AND THE STORY IS VERY INTERESTING->*THANK YOU ILSA!*
anuschkatim

anuschkatim says:

3322 days ago
AWESOME WORK!!!!!!!!
EnniKKa

EnniKKa says:

3325 days ago
Very original!!!
LillySwanC

LillySwanC says:

3326 days ago
»–(¯’v’¯)–» BEAUTIFUL »–(¯’v’¯)–»
Nanoue53

Nanoue53 says:

3327 days ago
awesome interesting Ilsa Thanks! 
cassandrajd

cassandrajd says:

3327 days ago
Nice!
ClaudiaMexi

ClaudiaMexi says:

3327 days ago
Great design and awesome history..I love hold-em...LY...

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