Deck Of Cards Lyrics: Friends, this is Tex Ritter with a strange story about a soldier boy and a deck of cards / During a North African campaign a bunch of soldier boys had been on a long hike ...
The Deck Of Cards Bible. T. Texas Tyler . A young soldier was in his bunkhouse all alone one Sunday morning. It was quiet that day, the guns and the mortars, and land mines for some reason hadn't made a noise.
Moreover, a broadsheet titled “The Soldier’s Prayer-Book” which recounts the same story as the 1948 song “Deck of Cards” appears in an 1865 book about the history of playing cards.
The story as told contains a number of numerical flaws and slight inconsistencies: There are not 365 spots on a deck of cards. On a standard deck, there are 220 (4×(1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10)) since the face cards do not contain spots.
The cards you pull from the deck describe a character or event in the story. Performers can show off their card skills, story telling abilities, and creativity through these kinds of tricks. The better you practice story telling with cards, the more dazzled your audience and the more complex you can make the story.
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 ...
· When I count the dots on all the cards, I come up with a total of 365, one for every day of the year. · There are a total of 52 cards in a deck; each is a week - 52 weeks in a year. · The four suits represent the four seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. · Each suit has thirteen cards -- there are exactly thirteen weeks in a quarter.
This is a great song by the late Tex Ritter. (January 12, 1905 January 2, 1974) In 1948, "Rye Whiskey" and his cover of "The Deck of Cards" both made the top ten.
This story is also well known in the form of a song, called "Deck of Cards", which has been performed by many people (Tex Ritter and Ernest Tubb, among others) but is particularly associated by me with the singer Wink Martindale.