100 Very Good Years — A CFLdb Razzle Document

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After 100 championships, this Grey Cup has some tales to tell. In the style of “It Was a Very Good Year”, I present this reflection on a few of the games the old trophy has seen. I hope you enjoy it.

It Was 100 Very Good Years

When I was seventeen 
It was a very good year
It was a very good year for the Tigers and the forward pass
The stock market crash
didn’t dull my glean
When I was seventeen

When I was twenty-one
it was a very good year
It was a very good year for the Argonauts offence
With all that defence
Sarnia was overrun
When I was twenty-one

When I was thirty-six
it was a very good year
It was a very good year for the Stampeders at Varsity
They brought a party
and Ottawa was eclipsed
When I was thirty-six

When I was fifty-five
it was a very good year
It was a very good year for Canada’s centennial in the nation’s capital
Joe Zuger was intractable
The Tiger-Cats arrived
When I was fifty-five

When I was sixty-five
it was a very good year
It was a very good year for staples in shoes
The Eskimos had the blues
And the Alouettes thrived
When I was sixty-five

When I was seventy-seven
it was a very good year
It was a very good year for 43-40 picks
Ridgway made the kick
Saskatchewan was in heaven
When I was seventy-seven

When I was eighty-two
it was a very good year
It was a very good year for the BC Lions
defeating the Baltimore giants
All had a good view
When I was eighty-two

When I was one hundred
it was a very good year
It was a very good year for Argo double blue
Ricky Ray came through
Toronto thundered
When I was one hundred

Now the days are short
It’s the autumn of the year
Another group will drink vintage wine from my brim
and place kisses on my rim,
and it pours sweet and clear
It was a very good year

It’s been a mess of good years

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Posted December 2012 (Updated December 2012)

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