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Dartplayer's Blues (Simani) video
#568: YouTube video by oldirishladdie ©2009
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Have you been in a club where there's darts being played,
And watched and listened to all that was said,
The things that they say when the team starts to lose,
And the terrible feelin' called the dartplayer's blues?

I jumped on me darts and I tore up me flights,
Me mother once told me there'd be some of those nights;
I'll end up with ulcers before I retire,
If I don't stop comin' so close to the wire.

Oh, we're doin' alright in makin' the score,
But half of our team can't get on the board;
This year it's the cellar, last year we were first,
I've played some bad darts, but this is the worst.

Give me a Molson, a Fifty, a Blue,
A double black rum, and a India, too;
Those bloody darts gonna drive me insane,
Half the night's over and we ain't got a game.

Look at them out there where the smoke fills the place,
All hands watch the board with concern on their face;
Up goes a shout as he aims for a ton,
Oh, why is the twenty so close to the one?

One feller stands with his darts to his nose,
And his hand up to steady hisself 'fore he throws;
One scratches his leg and one scratches his head,
And sticks up his finger to show how he did.

A scattered one checks to see who's up on top,
And another poor devil counts the skunks that he got;
There's some in the top ten and some down so far,
That they spend half the night leanin' over the bar.

Sayin', Hey, bartender!
Give me a Molson, a Fifty, a Blue,
A double black rum, and a India, too;
Those bloody darts gonna drive me insane,
Half the night's over and we ain't got a game.

Sure, half the year's over and we ain't got a game.

####.... Bud Davidge of Simani ....####
Originally recorded by Simani (Saltwater Cowboys, trk#3, Clode Sound Studios, Stephenville, NL, 1981).

See more songs by Simani.

From the Fact-Archive:
Ton - a score of 100 or more points with three darts.



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