Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Ballad of a Game of Dvonn

As I was a-walkin through BGG.con
Sing Catan, sing Catan, sing Catan-i-o
As I was a-walkin through BGG.con
I spied a fair couple who were playing Dvonn
Sing Catan away, and only ten points to go

The lady played a good game, as anyone could see
Sing Catan, sing Catan, sing Catan-i-o
The lady played a good game, as anyone could see
For the gentleman had lost five games and the lady but three
Sing Catan away, and only nine points to go

Oh you take the black ones and I'll take the white
Sing Catan, sing Catan, sing Catan-i-o
Oh you take the black ones and I'll take the white
For I haven't won many games with the black ones tonight
Sing Catan away, and only eight points to go

Yes you take the white ones and I'll take the black
Sing Catan, sing Catan, sing Catan-i-o
Yes you take the white ones and I'll take the black
But the black ones won't help you when it's talent you lack
Sing Catan away, and only seven points to go

Well they'd only been playing 'bout a minute or so
Sing Catan, sing Catan, sing Catan-i-o
Well they'd only been playing 'bout a minute or so
When the lady's brow furrowed and her cheeks lost their glow
Sing Catan away, and only six points to go

Well they'd only been playing three minutes, not more
Sing Catan, sing Catan, sing Catan-i-o
Well they'd only been playing three minutes, not more
When the lady's face reddened and her head seemed quite sore
Sing Catan away, and only five points to go

Well they'd only been playing five minutes and done
Sing Catan, sing Catan, sing Catan-i-o
Well they'd only been playing five minutes and done
For the game had reached its ending and the gentleman had won
Sing Catan away, and only four points to go

You must have been lucky, said the lady, quite flat
Sing Catan, sing Catan, sing Catan-i-o
You must have been lucky, said the lady, quite flat
For you haven't the skill to have beaten me like that
Sing Catan away, and only three points to go

Said the man, oh, I may not have talent or skill
Sing Catan, sing Catan, sing Catan-i-o
Said the man, oh, I may not have talent or skill
But I play with good manners and I play with good will
Sing Catan away, and only two points to go

And the gentleman stood up and he wandered away
Sing Catan, sing Catan, sing Catan-i-o
And the gentleman stood up and he wandered away
And the couple played no more together that day
Sing Catan away, and only one point to go

And I thought, though he'd lost to her, five games to four
Sing Catan, sing Catan, sing Catan-i-o
And I thought, though he'd lost to her, five games to four
His parting remark had about evened the score
Sing Catan away, and the game's over, you know

Yehuda, 2006

3 comments:

sodaklady said...

A good story, Yehuda. Wish I knew the music that goes with it.

Yehuda said...

Any tune for a similarly structured ballad will do.

Yehuda

gamesgrandpa said...

Very good. Catan seems to be an attractive subject for us, doesn't it?