Hockey in the Sunshine

October 23, 2016

Game played just down the street today – from NHL

A game delayed because of an over-abundance of sun?? Ok there was too much sunshine so the game was delayed until that damn bright sun got lower in the sky. You just can’t win Winnipeg.

But man, the whole thing was first class. ᖁᔭᓇᐃᓐᓂ (Quyanainni), merci, thank-you Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Jets, Edmonton Oilers the alumni, and the NHL. It was as good as hockey gets.

Usually, the ‘good ole’ hockey song by that ‘Stompin’ Bud the Spud’ guy from PEI gets played when hockey and music are in the same house but here is one of my favourites live in Philly by Mr Warren Zevon (good thing Saskatoon rhymes with goon eh):

post by WarrenZevonAddict

Warren Zevon – Hit Somebody ( The Hockey Song) – in Flyer Territory – 2002


Warren wrote about Buddy years ahead of John Scott’s arrival:

Hit Somebody (The Hockey Song) Chords ‘n lyrics from tjb6s 30  at ultimate-guitar.com

Intro:

D D (alternate quickly) A D A D
G

G A G A C#m D

x2

(D) He was born in Big Beaver by the (Bm) borderline

(G) He started playing (D) hockey by the (A) time he was nine

(D) His dad took the hose and froze the back (G) yard

(D) And Little Buddy dreamed he was (A) Rocket (D) Richard

(G) He grew up big and he (G) grew (A) up (Bm) tough

(D) He saw himself scoring for the (A) Wings or (G) Canucks

(G) But he wasn’t that (A) good with a (D) puck

(D) Buddy’s real talent was (Bm) beating people up

His (G) heart wasn’t (D) in it but the (A) crowd ate it up

(D) Through pee-wees and juniors, midgets and (G) mites

(D) He must have racked up more than (A) three hundred (D) fights

‘Til a (G) scout from the Flames came down from (A)Saska(Bm)toon

(D) Said, “There’s always room on our (A) team for a (G) goon

(G) Son, we’ve always got room for a (A) goon”

There were (D) Swedes (A) to the (G) left of him

(D) Russians (A) to the (G) right

A (D) Czech (A) at the (G) blue line (Bm) looking for a (A) fight

(G) Brains over (D) brawn; that (G) might work for (Bm) you

(G) But what’s a (D) Canadian (A) farm boy to (D) do?

(G) What else can a (D) farm boy from (A) Canada (D) do?

(G) But what’s a (D) Canadian (A) farm boy to (D) do?

(G) What else can a (D) farm boy from (A) Canada (D) do?

(D) “Hit somebody!” was (Bm) what the crowd roared

When (G) Buddy the (D) goon came (A) over the boards

(D) “Coach,” he said, “I wanna score (G) goals”

(D) The coach said, “Buddy, remember (A) your (D) role

The (G) fast guys get paid, they shoot (A) and they (Bm) score

(D) Protect them, Buddy, that’s (A) what you’re here (G) for

(Repeat intro twice over this section:)

Protection is what you’re here for

Protection-it’s the stars that score

Protection-kick somebody’s ass

Protection-don’t put the biscuit in the basket just

(D) hit somebody!”; it rang in his (Bm) ears

(G) Blood on the (D) ice ran (A) down through the years

(D) The king of the goons with a box for a (G) throne

A (D) thousand stitches and (A) broken (D) bones

(G) He never lost a fight on his (A) icy (Bm) patrol

(D) But deep inside, Buddy only (A) dreamed of a (G) goal

(G) He just wanted one damn (A) goal

There were (D) Swedes (A) at the the (G) blue line

(D) Finns (A) at the (G) red

(D) A Russian (A) with a (G) stick heading (Bm) straight for his (A) head

(G) Brains over (D) brawn-that (G) might work for (Bm) you

But (G) what’s a (D) Canadian (A) farm boy to (D) do?

What (G) else can a (D) farm boy from (A) Canada (D) do?

But (G) what’s a (D) Canadian (A) farm boy to (D) do?

What (G) else can a (D) farm boy from (A) Canada (D) do?

In his (G) final (D) season, on his (A) final night

(G) Buddy and a (D) Finn goon were (A) pegged for a fight

(G) Thirty seconds left, the (A) puck took a (Bm) roll

And (G) suddenly Buddy (D) had a (A) shot on (Bm) goal

The (D) goalie committed, Buddy (Bm) picked his spot

(G) Twenty years of (D) waiting went (A) into that shot

(D) The fans jumped up, the Finn jumped (G) too

And (D) coldcocked Buddy on his (A) follow (D) through

The (G) big man crumbled but he felt (A) all (Bm) right

‘Cause the (D) last thing he saw was the (A) flashing red (G) light

He (G) saw that heavenly (A) light

There were (D) Swedes (A) to the (G) left of him

(D) Russians (A) to the (G) right

A (D) Czech (A) at the (G) blue line (Bm) looking for a (A) fight

Take (G) care of your teeth-that (D) might work for (Bm) you

But (G) what’s a (D) Canadian (A) farm boy to (D) do?

What (G) else can a (D) farm boy from (A) Canada (D) do?

But (G) what’s a (D) Canadian (A) farm boy to (D) do?

What (G) else can a (D) farm boy from (A) Canada (D) do?

ice

Football to hockey at an outdoor stadium in Winnipeg. What else can a farm boy from Canada do?

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