You'll Be Up Here Yet (Final Edition)

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I've made three small changes to the poem and one large one. The large one is based on Freddie's idea concerning the verse about Lori (Shampo). Here are the 4 changes.

Before we start though: Larry, my original "edit", after looking at it for a year, was to put a space between "St." and "Jean". I must not have noticed it when I posted the original.:) Sorry for the headaches:p.


1. Instead of "Spaeth & Eliot and Romburg too" it now reads "The Spaeths & Eliot and Romburg too". I've been wanting to change that since I first posted it but I'm too stubborn to do it lightly. Now it covers both of them, as it should.

2. Instead of "All that they ask for their travel and sweat" it now reads "All they ask for their travel and sweat". I knew this was improper when I wrote it but I wanted the extra syllable. Now I don't.

3. Instead of "Let Lori play men who are just too afraid to beat on a woman like others they've played", it will now read "Let Lori play men who are just too afraid to match-up with a woman whose legend is made". I knew this was the proper line as soon as I heard Freddy recite it and he graciously said I could use it without crediting him but I'm going to credit him for the line anyway:D.

4. Instead of "So don't feel bad & don't feel sad" it will now read "So don't feel bad & don't be sad". A small change but it's also been bothering me since I wrote it.

Freddy, I have not made any copies for you to take to Tunica yet and if I do they may not arrive in time for you. You may need to copy this and make a few copies yourself if you want. Sorry
.:(:sorry



.................You'll Be Up Here Yet.................


It was the night after Derby and all alone in the room
Just one shadow was moving, an old man with a broom
The door creaked open and others came in
Cornbread & Breit, Eddie Taylor and then

Camp & Kieckhefer, no need to be first
Straight from Grand Rapids the great Harold Worst
Childress, de Oro & Fats were there too
Mexican Johnny, Rags & Johnny McCue

The door stayed open as they all filed through
Layton, Lingo & Mizerak too
Too many to count, so fast they came in
The old man was bewildered to see them again

Some asked his name, he said Last Pocket Joe
They told him "we'll be here one night then we'll pack up and go"
For the last nine days they've held D.C.C.
This one is ours, just sit back and see

See what happens when the greatest get up a stake
Watch Bugs bank out, he'll make no mistakes
Mosconi & Greenleaf, 150's and out
N.Y. Blackie "slip-stroking", that's what it's about

Watch Edgar play Poochie till deep in the night
Shakin' & Bakin' till he gets it right
Salami will stake him for something to do
While Waterdog's nodding, he'll wake up at two

Yes they'll all come here from some faraway place
Taberski, Rudolph & there's Babyface
Schaefer & Hoppe will be here at nine
Matching up for the title at 18.1 balkline

The Spaeths & Eliot and Romburg too
Will be playing some banks till at least 1:00 or 2:00
McCue & Bugs may also join in
If Blood shows up it could go till 10:00

Lassiter, James Evans & Heisler are here
Just awaiting their chance, they've shown no fear
St. Jean & Ponzi, Andrews both
Are in deep conversation with big Hubert Cokes

Strawberry & Clem just got off of the train
Followed closely by Lauri and of course Irving Crane
Ervolino, Cochran & Pittsburgh John
Are up at the counter to see which table they're on

Boston Shorty, Sang Lee and St. Louis Lou
Speak with Jim Caras till there's something to do
They know that it's coming they know that it's soon
It's just once a year they take over this room

All they ask for their travel and sweat
Is to let them stick around, let them play a set

Let Fatty play Camp & match up for a car
Let Taylor & Bugs bank out to the stars
Let Cornbread play Horseface, they play 10-8
They'll play all night, they really can't wait

Let Luther play Boom Boom, 9-ball all night
We'll finally see which one gets it right
Let Lori play men who are just too afraid
To match-up with a woman whose legend is made

Mosconi & Greenleaf will be put to the test
Finally they'll settle which one was the best
They'll all play all night & through the next day
None will get tired, they came here to play

They'll all leave a message when it comes time to leave
Just enjoy us & love us and always believe
We're always there in your memories and dreams
Helping to guide you as tough as it seems

So go on and play and when you run out
Remember we're watching, we'll stand and we'll shout
Though you will not hear us you'll know we are there
Though you will not see us you'll know that we care

So don't feel bad & don't be sad
We know you never will forget
Just think of us from time to time
For you'll be up here yet



Written by:Cowboy Dennis
Special contribution by: Fred Bentivegna
 

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I've made three small changes to the poem and one large one. The large one is based on Freddie's idea concerning the verse about Lori (Shampo). Here are the 4 changes.

Before we start though: Larry, my original "edit", after looking at it for a year, was to put a space between "St." and "Jean". I must not have noticed it when I posted the original.:) Sorry for the headaches:p.


1. Instead of "Spaeth & Eliot and Romburg too" it now reads "The Spaeths & Eliot and Romburg too". I've been wanting to change that since I first posted it but I'm too stubborn to do it lightly. Now it covers both of them, as it should.

2. Instead of "All that they ask for their travel and sweat" it now reads "All they ask for their travel and sweat". I knew this was improper when I wrote it but I wanted the extra syllable. Now I don't.

3. Instead of "Let Lori play men who are just too afraid to beat on a woman like others they've played", it will now read "Let Lori play men who are just too afraid to match-up with a woman whose legend is made". I knew this was the proper line as soon as I heard Freddy recite it and he graciously said I could use it without crediting him but I'm going to credit him for the line anyway:D.

4. Instead of "So don't feel bad & don't feel sad" it will now read "So don't feel bad & don't be sad". A small change but it's also been bothering me since I wrote it.

Freddy, I have not made any copies for you to take to Tunica yet and if I do they may not arrive in time for you. You may need to copy this and make a few copies yourself if you want. Sorry
.:(:sorry



.................You'll Be Up Here Yet.................


It was the night after Derby and all alone in the room
Just one shadow was moving, an old man with a broom
The door creaked open and others came in
Cornbread & Breit, Eddie Taylor and then

Camp & Kieckhefer, no need to be first
Straight from Grand Rapids the great Harold Worst
Childress, de Oro & Fats were there too
Mexican Johnny, Rags & Johnny McCue

The door stayed open as they all filed through
Layton, Lingo & Mizerak too
Too many to count, so fast they came in
The old man was bewildered to see them again

Some asked his name, he said Last Pocket Joe
They told him "we'll be here one night then we'll pack up and go"
For the last nine days they've held D.C.C.
This one is ours, just sit back and see

See what happens when the greatest get up a stake
Watch Bugs bank out, he'll make no mistakes
Mosconi & Greenleaf, 150's and out
N.Y. Blackie "slip-stroking", that's what it's about

Watch Edgar play Poochie till deep in the night
Shakin' & Bakin' till he gets it right
Salami will stake him for something to do
While Waterdog's nodding, he'll wake up at two

Yes they'll all come here from some faraway place
Taberski, Rudolph & there's Babyface
Schaefer & Hoppe will be here at nine
Matching up for the title at 18.1 balkline

The Spaeths & Eliot and Romburg too
Will be playing some banks till at least 1:00 or 2:00
McCue & Bugs may also join in
If Blood shows up it could go till 10:00

Lassiter, James Evans & Heisler are here
Just awaiting their chance, they've shown no fear
St. Jean & Ponzi, Andrews both
Are in deep conversation with big Hubert Cokes

Strawberry & Clem just got off of the train
Followed closely by Lauri and of course Irving Crane
Ervolino, Cochran & Pittsburgh John
Are up at the counter to see which table they're on

Boston Shorty, Sang Lee and St. Louis Lou
Speak with Jim Caras till there's something to do
They know that it's coming they know that it's soon
It's just once a year they take over this room

All they ask for their travel and sweat
Is to let them stick around, let them play a set

Let Fatty play Camp & match up for a car
Let Taylor & Bugs bank out to the stars
Let Cornbread play Horseface, they play 10-8
They'll play all night, they really can't wait

Let Luther play Boom Boom, 9-ball all night
We'll finally see which one gets it right
Let Lori play men who are just too afraid
To match-up with a woman whose legend is made

Mosconi & Greenleaf will be put to the test
Finally they'll settle which one was the best
They'll all play all night & through the next day
None will get tired, they came here to play

They'll all leave a message when it comes time to leave
Just enjoy us & love us and always believe
We're always there in your memories and dreams
Helping to guide you as tough as it seems

So go on and play and when you run out
Remember we're watching, we'll stand and we'll shout
Though you will not hear us you'll know we are there
Though you will not see us you'll know that we care

So don't feel bad & don't be sad
We know you never will forget
Just think of us from time to time
For you'll be up here yet



Written by:Cowboy Dennis
Special contribution by: Fred Bentivegna
Your poem brought tears to my eyes then, and again today. You have certainly outdone yourself with this one. I think.:)

Dr. Bill
 

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dennis
this is truly a classic:)
to steve maybe we can make this a sticky so its easy to access???:)
 

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dennis
this is truly a classic:)
to steve maybe we can make this a sticky so its easy to access???:)
Larry,

The All-Zaniness site puts up a "sticky" every time a frog farts. I don't think we need to emulate them but thanks for the thought.

Dennis
 

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Your poem brought tears to my eyes then, and again today. You have certainly outdone yourself with this one. I think.:)

Dr. Bill
Thanks Bill. Believe it or not I sometimes get choked up reading it and the strange part is it's sometimes different lines that do it to me. It just happens and it's weird but I'm no stranger to the tears, I know how you feel. I think:D

Dennis
 

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Larry,

The All-Zaniness site puts up a "sticky" every time a frog farts. I don't think we need to emulate them but thanks for the thought.

Dennis
dennis "OVER HERE" we dont do that
we only do it in "meritorious "circumstances
i beleive your poem is meritorious:)
just my humble opinion
i dont think im wrong:p
 

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dennis "OVER HERE" we dont do that
we only do it in "meritorious "circumstances
i beleive your poem is meritorious:)
just my humble opinion
i dont think im wrong:p
lll,

Put it on my Black Granite tombstone when I keel over:p:).

RBL
 

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I cant wait to do it again at the start of the Hall of Fame Dinner at DCC...I have a BIG surprise for everyone. :p

Beard
Will you be "outing" Dennis, as a GAY POET at the dinner ?...Theres a real gold mine for ya..they say ALL poet's are gay..:lol :lol :lol :lol

SuperDuck <--Always thought there was was something very strange about the 'THREE RUST-BELT AMIGO'S'..:sorry :p
 
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I cant wait to do it again at the start of the Hall of Fame Dinner at DCC.

Beard
For those of you who have not been to our HOF dinner, at the start of the evening we always acknowledge players who have died over the prior year, with a few words and a moment of silence. Dennis's poem fits in with that moment very well. Of course this year we have already lost Monster John. Unfortunately, there always seems to be a need to remember someone new...

Thank you Dennis
 

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lll,

RBL, Put it on my Black Granite tombstone when I keel over.


Larry,

Remember this comment...in a couple of months it may mean something more to you:p.

Dennis
Sorry, Larry it is already slated for my Black Granite tombstone. (sorry Larry or ya'll, if that doesnt make sense, inside joke)

Beard
 

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For those of you who have not been to our HOF dinner, at the start of the evening we always acknowledge players who have died over the prior year, with a few words and a moment of silence. Dennis's poem fits in with that moment very well. Of course this year we have already lost Monster John. Unfortunately, there always seems to be a need to remember someone new...

Thank you Dennis

And Jet, from Chicago...he also left us this year, don't forget.

- Ghost
 

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lll,

Put it on my Black Granite tombstone when I keel over:p:).

RBL
Larry,

Remember this comment...in a couple of months it may mean something more to you:p.

Dennis
lll,

Sorry, Larry it is already slated for my Black Granite tombstone. (sorry Larry or ya'll, if that doesnt make sense, inside joke)

Beard
That was rather provocative. How's your health?
Dennis said nothing provocative, as I mentioned, it is an inside joke that will be revealed forthwith (but not right away).

Beard
Petie and everyone else,

I had the poem laser-engraved on a Black Granite slab, actually two slabs, one of which I have. It measures 1 1/4 inches thick, 18" x 32". It weighs 75 lbs.:eek:.

I shipped one to Freddy and he carried it to DCC in the wheeled & handled shipping box I made for it.

This is a pic of it that Steve sent me.

P.S. The red color coming out of the angel's horn must be some type reflection, it is not a part of the slab. Looks cool though:)

P.Ps. Here's the link to the company that did the work. They have made me 5 different pieces now and they are all perfect. http://acraftengravingmi.com/

Dennis

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Petie and everyone else,

I had the poem laser-engraved on a Black Granite slab, actually two slabs, one of which I have. It measures 1 1/4 inches thick, 18" x 32". It weighs 75 lbs.:eek:.

I shipped one to Freddy and he carried it to DCC in the wheeled & handled shipping box I made for it.

This is a pic of it that Steve sent me.

P.S. The red color coming out of the angel's horn must be some type reflection, it is not a part of the slab. Looks cool though:)

P.Ps. Here's the link to the company that did the work. They have made me 5 different pieces now and they are all perfect. http://acraftengravingmi.com/

Dennis

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WOW! At no small expense to you. Pretty nice, Dennis.
 
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