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    Posted: 08/06/2018 at 12:48pm
On my central California swing the GITTTC and I visited the Folsom TT Club. While trying to find the club I realized Folsom, Ca is home to the Folsom State Prison made famous in Mr Johnny Cash's song Folsom Prison Blues. After rather poor play in the RR that afternoon I was inspired to write these lyrics to be sung to the tune of Folsom Prision Blues.

Apologies to Mr. Cash and country music fans

LOSERS TABLE BLUES

I see the ball a comin'
It's loaded with lots of spin
And I ain't hit a winner
Since I don't know when.
I'm stuck at the losers table
And time keeps draggin on
But that ball keeps a spinin'
Past me till its gone.

When I was just a baby
My Mama told me "Son
Always be a good boy
Remember ping pong is no fun
But I flat killed a ball in Reno
Just to watch it fly
When I see that ball a spinnin'
I hang my head and sigh.

I bet there's good folks playin'
Up on table number one.
They're probably counter-looping
And rallying up a ton.
But I know that's not how I play.
I know that's never where I'll be.
But those 2000+ players keep spinning
And that's what tortures me

Well, if they taught me how to loop
If that spinny short push was mine
I'd bet I would move up over a little
From losers table number nine.
Far from the losers table
That's where I want to stay
And I would let my spinny winners
Blow my blues away.

But I'm stuck at the losers table
And time keeps draggin on
And that ball keeps a spinin'
Past me till its gone.

Mark - Inmate #52479 - Folsom Stroke Correctional Institute


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LOL

Berndt Mann would be proud
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You just woke up Johnny.
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Short videos from Folsom

http://youtu.be/QdEHOxqBIWg

youtu.be/ic6-ETXpZLo



Edited by mjamja - 08/06/2018 at 5:48pm
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Great lyrics!
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I really enjoyed that.  Very cool.
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Originally posted by mjamja mjamja wrote:



Mark - Inmate #52479 - Folsom Stroke Correctional Institute

Does your inmate number equal your USATT rating?

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The only apology to Johnny Cash is that he's not around to perform and capitalize on this superior version to the original.
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Originally posted by Tassie52 Tassie52 wrote:

Originally posted by mjamja mjamja wrote:



Mark - Inmate #52479 - Folsom Stroke Correctional Institute

Does your inmate number equal your USATT rating?



That stands for cell block 5, tier 2, California provisional rating 479. They send you over to the juvenille detention center and let you play the 8-12 yr olds to determine your provisional rating. I am hoping to get a transfer to the Sing Sing Swing Institute in New York and do some serious damage in U500 events there.

Mark - Waiting for a cake with good Fh loop hidden inside.
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Originally posted by mjamja mjamja wrote:

On my central California swing the GITTTC and I visited the Folsom TT Club. While trying to find the club I realized Folsom, Ca is home to the Folsom State Prison made famous in Mr Johnny Cash's song Folsom Prison Blues. After rather poor play in the RR that afternoon I was inspired to write these lyrics to be sung to the tune of Folsom Prision Blues.

Apologies to Mr. Cash and country music fans

LOSERS TABLE BLUES

I see the ball a comin'
It's loaded with lots of spin
And I ain't hit a winner
Since I don't know when.
I'm stuck at the losers table
And time keeps draggin on
But that ball keeps a spinin'
Past me till its gone.

When I was just a baby
My Mama told me "Son
Always be a good boy
Remember ping pong is no fun
But I flat killed a ball in Reno
Just to watch it fly
When I see that ball a spinnin'
I hang my head and sigh.

I bet there's good folks playin'
Up on table number one.
They're probably counter-looping
And rallying up a ton.
But I know that's not how I play.
I know that's never where I'll be.
But those 2000+ players keep spinning
And that's what tortures me

Well, if they taught me how to loop
If that spinny short push was mine
I'd bet I would move up over a little
From losers table number nine.
Far from the losers table
That's where I want to stay
And I would let my spinny winners
Blow my blues away.

But I'm stuck at the losers table
And time keeps draggin on
And that ball keeps a spinin'
Past me till its gone.

Mark - Inmate #52479 - Folsom Stroke Correctional Institute

A man who clearly has too much, time on his hands...
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Excepting for those elder folks that keep up their pingpang activity, I believe.
All ping pang addicts do possesse nimble mind at any age whatever.

Edited by igorponger - 08/07/2018 at 1:19pm
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Bring it on U Loser, U a better loser than I am.

The Sacramento Locals are gunna even moar a hard time against your good fundamentals when U get back here.
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Actually, what you really need is for the Midnight Special to shine a light on you.  It worked for Leadbelly; it will work for you too.
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Classic. 
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