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Post #1 Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:26 am 
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The following go song was written by my girlfriend, Gineke.

It is sung to the tune of Don McLean's "American Pie".



A long long time ago...
I can still remember
how the opening would go so well.
And I knew if I just hung in
that I could grab a major win
and, maybe, get promoted, who can tell?

But the mid-game made me shiver
with every hand that I delivered
Then he caught a core stone
I couldn't play one more stone

I can't remember what I thought
when I saw my group was one eye short
as it lay sadly on the board
the day my stones all died

So bye-bye little group with one eye
Tried to make an eye in sente
but he wouldn't reply
Then I saw it was gote 'cause two points were miai
and I thought "this will be the point where I die"
"this will be the point where I die"

Do you like your fuseki
and do you have faith in josekis
if Ishida tells you so?
Do you believe in tsume-go
can practice save your groups in go
and can you teach me not to play so slow?

'cause I know you study life & death
when I saw you make my eye shape bad
You just plugged in your stones
Oh it shook me to my bones

I was a lonely drunken lower dan
with a lousy rating and an old goban
but I knew my game was truly gone
the day my stones all died

I started singing
bye-bye little group with one eye
Tried to make an eye in sente
but he wouldn't reply
Then I saw it was gote 'cause two points were miai
and I thought "this will be the point where I die"
"this will be the point where I die"


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Post #2 Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:51 am 
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That's a lot of work. :clap:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAsV5-Hv-7U

My favorite:
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if Ishida tells you so?

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Post #3 Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:54 am 
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I didn't knew the song, so I read these lyrics while hearing it for the first time with EdLee's link in the background, and it worked quite well. Good job matching the original words!

Now, we only need someone to record it :batman:

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Post #4 Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:16 am 
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lorill wrote:
Now, we only need someone to record it :batman:


Actually, I was talking about just that with my girlfriend, and she would like to record it (she's a good singer). She could do it a cappella, but she thought it would sound nicer if someone accompanied it on guitar, so we're going to try and convince one of our guitar playing friends to do so :)

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Post #5 Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:53 am 
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Your girlfriend is a genius! :clap:

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Post #6 Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:08 am 
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So bye-bye little group with one eye
Tried to make an eye in sente
but he wouldn't reply
Then I saw it was gote 'cause two points were miai
and I thought "this will be the point where I die"
"this will be the point where I die"

:mrgreen: :clap:

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Post #7 Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:28 am 
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lorill wrote:
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Now, we only need someone to record it :batman:


Lee Sedol?

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Post #8 Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:41 am 
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Joaz Banbeck wrote:
lorill wrote:
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Now, we only need someone to record it :batman:


Lee Sedol?


That would be Epic.

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Post #9 Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:29 am 
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Awesome song, and I know just the perfect reward. Propose to her :D

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Post #10 Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:44 am 
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Stefany93 wrote:
Awesome song, and I know just the perfect reward. Propose to her :D


:lol:

I don't think she would like that :)

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Post #11 Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:47 am 
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HermanHiddema wrote:

:lol:

I don't think she would like that :)



We never know until we have tried :cool:

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