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Posted on May 8, 2017
An Ode to the Oilers (because a bet is a bet)
I don't get much time to write songs these days, but it was a pleasure to compose an Ode to the Oilers for Minister Ceci to read in the Legislature after losing a bet with Premier Notley as to whether the Oilers or the Flames would get further in the 2017 NHL Playoffs.
Looking forward to Game 7!
An Ode to the Oilers (because a bet is a bet):
I stand today to pay a debt As often requested by Strathmore-Brooks And though not the ones of which he dreams... What I say here will balance books
Because in April’s early days When Flames and Oilers fans both grinned I bet the Premier that the Flames Would be the ones to last and win
And so we watched with bated breath As players passed and took their shots But when the first round was laid to rest The Oilers prevailed but we did not
Our hopes, they sputtered and went out As our team lost in four straight games Now our golf courses call 9-1-1 To report they’re overrun with Flames
And so I stand here to confess Before the Speaker and the Queen That Alberta’s greatest honours belong To the Oilers in twenty-seventeen.
And for sports fan aching for a fix Of top-notch sport and playing sublime The Oilers alone can scratch that itch The right team, in the right place, at the right time.
And to my colleagues in this House, I raise my voice and clearly state, As Minister of Finance and the Treasury Board, That beer is good, but the Oilers are great.