@MrArcati he is the fucking joker
There were no teleprompters back in 1959. Using only his memory, Wink did a great job with almost four minutes of lyrics.
Nice… Can you imagine such a thing being a “top record” TODAY? My, how times have changed…
Nowadays a soldier would be more likely to be court-martialed for telling such a story…
Great wording. My Mamma loved it, I did, and now, the kids.
I owned this on 45 as a kid… It was played so much it was worn out badly! Would love to own it again!
there needs to be a new meaning of cards, not religeous but sycic sorry i dont know how to spell it but who ever wants to help me send me a message, this could be history.
religious kook !! but i guess it is ok !!!
What was a very touching story to me back when I was a teenager apparently dosen’t hit me in the same way anymore, probably cause I’ve been playing to much solitaire by myself. It is still a good story behind your Deck of Cards. I bought the record long after to went top 40, backed with that Black Land Farmer. It really is something that there are 365 spots, the # of days in a year, 52 cards, the # of wks in a year, 4 suits, the # wks in a month & 12 pic cards…really something.
wooo luv this i know it off bye heart ,learned as young boy. my dad talked me through it . i am now 45 and i tel people this about this story. they say how you work all that out about cards . a small wink of the eye a tel them am clever . well done WINK martindale
it never fails to amaze me the things i have found on youtube. as a teen, i remember and loved this spoken word song. although i never bought the record this song has stayed in my memory all these years. thank you for posting it.
thanks for this, it brings me of my late father
well, that’s totally meaningless
this was released on vinyl 7 ” in 1969, I have never seen it on cd
Ed Sullivan Show
may i please ask, what show was this that wink appeared on? thank you in advance for your help.
Very well-said and true. Amen +
Note that Wink does away with the Jokers. As it should be!
this is one of the most beautiful and amazing and awesome things i have ever heard wow loved it and you have to listen to it
R.I.P Peace my best mate Wally
Funny thing is, He did a Game Show with a Deck of Cards called Gambit which Debuted the Same day as the Price Is Right.
he made a real big emphasis on his name haha WINK!
he is my great grandpa
@lakebay972 Haha! Thanks for that good point. I take back a few things I’ve said about Wink now.
@DoctaDualist That could’ve been an inside joke with Jack Barry, host of “The Joker’s Wild” where its bonus was about avoiding “The Devil.” When a player pulled the level and spun a devil, the image was that of Jack Barry’s face.