The Ballad of Raymond Bourque

from It's Getting Late by Illiteratty

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celebrating a great Canadian hockey player

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Now it's my turn to skate with the Stanley Cup
I am holding it over my head like Bobby Orr
All my team mates can wait for my turn to be up
I will savour this moment, that's what this moment is for

Cuz I worked so hard since I was five learning the game
I would shoot at the net until I would fall asleep
I worked so hard learning to check, learning to skate
And the skills that I gained, they;re mine to keep

Now it's my turn to skate with the Stanley Cup
Have I done this before or is that just how it seems
All my team mates can wait for my turn to be up
I've rehearsed this for thirty five years in my dreams

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from It's Getting Late, released February 23, 2021

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Illiteratty Vancouver, British Columbia

We play metafolk… meaning, original swing, European cabaret, celtic, rockabilly, a cappella, folk, world, pop, with sharp lyrics and up to five-part vocals.

Our instrumentation is for three to six musicians, and our full complement includes guitar, mandolin, violin, keys/accordion, upright bass and small percussion. Our music is funny, angry, idiosyncratic, intelligent, and extremely varied.
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