By Request, ‘The Deck of Cards’

I’d never heard of this one, but when my wife saw the hymn request, she exclaimed “Oh, boy, The Deck of Cards! I haven’t heard this in ages!”

Requested by Ina, here’s Tex Ritter with The Deck of Cards. 

7 comments on “By Request, ‘The Deck of Cards’

  1. That is a new one for me also. Of course, Mary is not the queen of heaven, but neither were there “We Three Kings” as the old Christmas hymn relates, referring to the wise men, of which number the Scriptures never states how many there were. So, I like the song, and many other songs and hymns which are not 100% on the money such as “Do You Hear What I Hear?” Of course the song by Johnny Horton, “Sink the Bismark” does get it right.

  2. Sink the Bismarck Lyrics

    In May of 1941 the war had just begun
    The Germans had the biggest ship that had the biggest guns
    The Bismarck was the fastest ship that ever sailed the sea
    On her decks were guns as big as steers and shells as big as trees

    Out of the cold and foggy night came the British ship the Hood
    And every British seaman, he knew and understood
    They had to sink the Bismarck the terror of the sea
    Stop those guns as big as steers and those shells as big as trees

    We’ll find the German battleship that’s makin’ such a fuss
    We gotta sink the Bismarck ’cause the world depends on us
    Yeah hit the decks a runnin’ boys and spin those guns around
    When we find the Bismarck we gotta cut her down

    The Hood found the Bismarck and on that fatal day
    The Bismarck started firing fifteen miles away
    “We gotta sink the Bismarck!” was the battle sound
    But when the smoke had cleared away, the mighty Hood went down

    For six long days and weary nights they tried to find her trail
    Churchill told the people: “put every ship asail
    Cause somewhere on that ocean, I know she’s gotta be
    We gotta sink the Bismarck to the bottom of the sea!”

    We’ll find the German battleship that’s makin’ such a fuss
    We gotta sink the Bismarck ’cause the world depends on us
    Yeah hit the decks a runnin’ boys and spin those guns around
    When we find the Bismarck we gotta cut her down

    The fog was gone the seventh day and they saw the morning sun
    Ten hours away from homeland the Bismarck made its run
    The Admiral of the British fleet said turn those bows around
    We found that German battleship and we’re gonna cut her down

    The British guns were aimed and the shells were coming fast
    The first shell hit the Bismarck they knew she couldn’t last
    That mighty German battleship is just a memory
    “Sink the Bismarck!” was the battle cry that shook the seven seas

    We found the German battleship ’twas makin’ such a fuss
    We had to sink the Bismarck cause the world depends on us
    We hit the deck a runnin’ and we and spun those guns around
    Yeah we found the mighty Bismarck and then we cut her down

    We found the German battleship ’twas makin’ such a fuss
    We had to sink the Bismarck cause the world depends on us
    We hit the deck a runnin’ and we and spun those guns around
    We found the mighty Bismarck and then we cut her down

    If you really like Johnny Horton, and his old time songs, a lively 1959 Rockabilly tune “The Electrified Donkey” will fit the bill.

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